Toronto’s Community Cannery

There’s maybe nothing better, in my humble opinion, than making food among friends.  The process of working together, cooperating to get something accomplished, tasting, adding, sharing kitchen wisdom, problem-solving, and the inevitable laughter and conversation that comes from it all is deeply satisfying and brings me a sense of personal peace I find in very few other places.

On Wednesday, July 11, I attended my first session as a member of the community supported orchard of the West End Food Co-op‘s Community Cannery.   This project is a unique feature of the emerging Toronto-based food co-operative, and an empowering concept in the wake of disappearing canneries across the country.

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