Preserving Tradition

The Caroll County Cannery typically operates from July through December for the benefit of growers and gardeners who want to preserve their harvest.  The Cannery provides the work space, sinks and supplies. The cannery is open to everyone.

(July 15 - December 20)

Call the Cannery at 276-730-3285

The Cannery is located just behind the Southwest Virginia Farmers Market Retail Area.

Make an appointment by  calling the cannery.   Monday , Thursday and Friday 7:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.
The Carroll County Cannery has plenty of space and equipment for your canning needs. Bring your ready to can fruits and vegetables and use our cannery to process them in large quantities!

Cannery Use Guidelines and RULES of OPERATION

To foster a safe and enjoyable experience, guidelines have been developed for those who utilize the cannery facility. We ask that you please be aware of these guidelines and assist in fostering a safe and pleasant experience while using the cannery.  Safety Guidelines and Safe-Handling procedures are posted throughout the Canning Facility and a staff member is always on site to answer any questions.

  • The Cannery is LOUD 
  • Hot steam is being used and can severely burn you (steam is dangerous if not properly handled) 
  • People using the facility must observe safety precautions 
  • Food processing equipment is dangerous 
  • No open toed or open backed shoes, including flip flops may be worn on the processing floor 
  • NO chairs of any kind are allowed in the processing area; aisles must be kept clear to prevent tripping hazards and to allow access to fire extinguishers and exit doors 
  • NO food or drinks are allowed in the processing area 
  • Individuals are responsible for cleaning and sanitizing all work areas, equipment and utensils used during their visit 
  • Follow instruction of cannery operator at all times 
  • Children under the age of 10 are not allowed in the processing area 
  • Unsupervised children under the age of 16 are not allowed in processing area 
  • Appointments are encouraged 
  • Floors will be wet and possibly slick 
  • Wear clothes that you are not afraid to get soiled or wet 
  • Preparation and processing procedures in the cannery must conform to state food regulations for community canneries. User cooperation is required 
  • Long hair should be pulled back and secured 
  • No smoking or tobacco chewing or spitting in drains allowed 
  • No off grade or spoiled products shall be canned or brought into the cannery. Excessively dirty produce shall be washed at home prior to cannery appointment. 
  • Patrons must bring sufficient help to prepare and process food within the allotted time.  
Carroll County disclaims any responsibility for injury to person or property proximately caused by the canning operation. Use the cannery at your own risk. Carroll County Cannery is not responsible for accidents.