Thursday, January 13, 2011

Cannery Info

Happy New Year!  I have the wet pack cannery calendars for January and February 2011 if you would like them emailed to you.  Please note the following information regarding the Home Storage Center and Wet Pack Cannery.

Aurora Home Storage Center

Current Operating Hours are as follows:
     Monday          9:00 am to 3:30 pm
     Tuesday          9:00 am to 3:30 pm AND 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
     Wednesday   9:00 am to 9:00 pm
     Thursday        9:00 am to 9:00 pm

There was a recent price change for the Home Storage Center products and the new order forms are available online at  We are happy to announce that the prepackaged items are now sold by individual cans or pouches and not by the case, other than the Starter Kit.  This means that the cases of potato pearls, pancake mix, and the white flour, white rice, white wheat, red wheat, pinto beans and quick oats can now be opened and sold as EACHES.  For those who love the potato pearls, you don’t have to purchase the entire case, but only the number of pouches you want.  If you have questions the service missionaries are there to help you.

Wet Pack Cannery

     This year the cannery has received the assignment to produce all the tomato soup for approximately 135 storehouses throughout the United States.  Therefore, the volume of soup needed has increased so the cannery will processing tomato soup one week each month, except for April and July.  For anyone interested in helping, please contact your stake high councilor assigned to welfare.

     The wet pack cannery will be undergoing a remodel and will be closed from Monday, March 14th through Wednesday, April 27th.  This only effects the WET PACK cannery.  The Home Storage Center will be open during the remodel.

     The cannery staff was excited to see the interest in the surplus product available in November and December.  They were happy to know that many families benefited by being able to come and purchase without actually canning.  Beginning this month, all non meat family canning products will require interested individuals to preorder and attend the canning session in order to purchase.  Meats are the only family canning products that anyone can purchase without helping to process.