You probably haven’t heard much about municipal canning lately. For a small group of rural counties and nonprofit leaders, this once commonplace art holds a lot of promise for their regions’ farmers and small business owners. Our resident graphic journalist Nhatt Nichols has more in the comic below.
Yes We Can: The Rise, Fall, and Potential Rebirth of Municipal Canning
Public canneries used to cover the countryside, giving gardeners, cooks, and small farmers ready options to preserve homegrown produce. Few remain today, but some local leaders are charting a new, entrepreneurial era in canning.