About preserving place
Preserving Place is a unique “farm to store” retail concept focusing on food preservation and preserving our Southern sense of place. Our state of the art commercial kitchen is used to make small batch, hand made jams, pickles and condiments, as well as a private culinary school, teaching students how to cook and put up their own food at home. In classes, students cook hands-on in an environment of personal attention from the instructor. Our versatile space is a great place for private events, particularly those involving cooking. We support other local and regional artisans, by carrying their food or craft items in our store. Preserving Place aims to be Atlanta’s one-stop shop for all home food preservation supplies, such as the complete line of Ball Mason jars and products for hot-water bath and pressure canning; fermentation supplies, such as crocks, kraut mallets, and bowls for kraut making; cheese making supplies; and a curated selection of books with good advice on food preservation and also Southern cookbooks.
Preserving Place’s mission is to support our local foodshed by educating our customers and sourcing the ingredients for our products and classes from our local farmers, offering them fair prices for crops raised with traditional methods, preferably organic but certainly with good sustainable agricultural practices, and providing our customers the supplies for the best tasting foods, whether they make it themselves or purchase our artisanal products.
We are inspired by the rich bounty of our local farms and orchards and the meaningful food traditions of the South. Preserving Place aims to motivate our customers to support our local foodshed by preserving food at home or at Preserving Place or by purchasing artisanal prepared foods hand crafted in our kitchen.