Preserving a Time-honoured Tradition: Bernardin Ltd. Announces International Can-It-Forward Day for August 16th, 2014

TORONTO, Aug. 11, 2014 /CNW/ - Canada's mason jar company, Bernardin Ltd., announces its first International Can-It-Forward Day in celebration of the time-honoured tradition of preserving for Saturday, August 16th.  With a variety of special activities taking place in Australia, South Africa, and the US, Bernardin will celebrate in Canada with a canning master class hosted by Bernardin Executive Chef, Emerie Brine, at the National Agriculture Museum in Ottawa. Using fresh ingredients, the delicious two-hour demonstration (2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m. EST) of seasonal recipes, tips and techniques will be available for live viewing via webcast at: 

"With preserving as popular as ever, I'm thrilled to be hosting the International Can-It-Forward Day master class and webcast at Ottawa's National Agriculture Museum," says Bernardin Executive Chef, Emerie Brine. "Home canning is a mainstream part of our culture, enabling Canadians to enjoy fresh fruit and vegetables from local farmers markets and their own gardens year-round in a nutritious and informed way."

Showcasing how to make Peach Ginger Jam, Fiesta Corn Salsa, Strawberry Lavender Jam and Bread n' Butter Pickles, Chef Emerie will answer questions from on-site attendees as well as from at-home viewers of the live webcast. Questions may be submitted at: 

Additionally, canning and preserving enthusiasts are encouraged to share their own recipes, tips and Can-It-Forward moments on social media with the hashtag, #canitforward. For expert tips, tricks and recipes, visit

About Bernardin
Bernardin was established in 1881 by Alfred L. Bernardin. For more than a century, Bernardin has been in the business of helping cooks safely store food and drinks. Today, Bernardin serves a new generation of gardeners, farmers and advocates of local food from its headquarters in Canada. Bernardin's goal is to provide the tools and expertise required for home canning with in-house chefs creating recipes tailored to local tastes, using the fruits and vegetables available in Canada.

SOURCE: Bernardin Ltd.

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