Canning the bounty of the county


We are so fortunate to live in a community with bountiful fruits and vegetables. Canning is one way to extend that bounty into winter, and you don't have to be an expert.

Staff member Nicole Braddock and her mom tried their hand at canning with the help of YouTube videos. Staff member Tracy Ellison canned for the first time this summer by putting up vegetables in refrigerator brine. Editor Aleta George is learning to can strawberry jam from her mother-in-law.

Canning is making a comeback in kitchens across America, and it's a big part of our heritage here in Solano County. With such an abundance of farmers markets, community-supported agriculture, and farm stands in our area, you may want to try it yourself!

Even if you don't have the time for canning, you "can" still enjoy the bounty of our county by frequenting farmers markets and farm stands.

Learn more about what inspired Tracy to start canning.


 
Photo courtesy of Tracy Ellison 

Outdoor Adventures

  • Saturday, October 1:
    "Where the Wild Things Are" Nature Hike at the King-Swett Ranches
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  • Saturday, October 8:
    Volunteer Opportunity: Trail Crew at Lynch Canyon
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    Yoga with your Hiking Boots on at Rush Ranch

  • Friday, October 14:
    Volunteer Opportunity: Citizen Science (location varies)
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  • Saturday, October 15:
    Get the Rush! at Rush Ranch, including:

    9am Beginning Birding Workshop and Walk, with Bird Mask Prizes!

    10am Halloween Scavenger Hunt with Pumpkin Prizes!

    10am Interactive Blacksmithing!

    11am Scenic Horse-drawn Wagon Rides!

  • Saturday, October 29:
    Halloween Hike at Rockville Trails Preserve
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Sunday Supper - SOLD OUT!

Please Note

  • Lynch Canyon may be closed on short notice due to extreme weather. Check solanocounty.com/parks for closure announcements, or call 530-795-2990 to speak with a Park Ranger.

Lynch Canyon Soundscapes - with Mare Island Technology Students

Video by Steve Dunsky

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