Glass Rooster Cannery Open House November 10; Art Gallery Barn Grand Opening
By LENNY C. LEPOLA
News Assistant Managing Editor
If you’re into canning foods and also enjoy arts and crafts, you can enjoy both interests during the Saturday, November 10, Preserved Foods Exchange and Art Gallery Barn Grand Opening at the Glass Rooster Cannery at 1673 South Ohio 605 in Harlem Township.
What is a preserves exchange? Bring your overflow bounty of preserved food and barter with others to take home theirs. It’s an opportunity to see what others are putting up for the winter and swap your goods for theirs.
Glass Rooster Cannery co-owner Jeannie Seabrook said there are rules, but the rules are simple.
• This year’s goods only, please
• Label products, provide ingredients, name is optional
• No money exchanged, this is a barter system
• There will be a limited amount of tables; please bring a table and chairs if you are able
• No non-edibles
“And remember, use friendly vibes when bartering,” Seabrook said. “If you make an offer and it’s refused, don’t take it personally, and vice versa. Be kind in your refusals, or make a counter-offer.”
Seabrook said the preserved foods exchange has lots of possibilities — dehydrated foods, live ferments (pickles, sauerkraut, kimchee …), honey, syrups, infused oils or vinegars, sauces, jams, jellies, homebrew, cider, wine, relish, pickles, cheese, smoked meats, and frozen berries.
“If you preserve it you can exchange it, the possibilities are endless,” Seabrook said. “Expand your pantry’s variety, meet other food preservers, and glean ideas from other gardeners and food preservers. Keep in mind though — share your valued surplus, not castoffs from past seasons.”
In addition to exchanging preserved foods, The Glass Rooster’s new Art Gallery Barn is now open and ready for shopping. Filled with re-purposed art, homemade crafts and antiques, the Art Gallery Barn is the perfect place to shop for unique home décor items or for holiday gifts.
“Come see the many one-of-a-kind gifts and furniture just in time for holiday shopping,” Seabrook said. “Enjoy a tour of the farm with refreshments available; and watch a master carver produce works of art on the spot with his chainsaw.”
Interested in sharing some of this year’s bounty with others, and tasting what they have put up? Call Jeannie Seabrook at 614–499-2958 to reserve a table. Just want to stop by and browse? Admission is free, and Glass Rooster Cannery preserved foods will be for sale.
The Glass Rooster Cannery’s Preserved Foods Exchange and Art Gallery Barn Grand Opening will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, November 10, at The Glass Rooster, 1673 South Ohio 605 in Harlem Township (between Trenton Road and Woodtown Road).