The Country Canner

The Country Canner has been around since 1996, and is yet another AMAZING storefront located in the Shenandoah Heritage Market. Upon walking into the storefront, you are greeted by rows upon rows of beautifully displayed canned goods for your tasting pleasure. They literally have everything from maple syrup, to BBQ sauce, to canned jellies and jams and so much more!

So, a little history on the store, taken from their website,

"In the fall of 1996 two Shenandoah Valley Couples, Joe & Ruth Shank and Bob & Miriam Shenk, decided to start the Country Canner which was officially opened in November of 1996. They started by making apple butter, a few jams and jellies, pickles, relishes, and apple pie filling (Our Aunt Ruth's mixed pickle is a recipe of Ruth Shank's). They continued to add more products as the business grew, and today we make approximately 180 different kinds of products."

Now, in 1998 Joe and Ruth retired from the business and Miriam and Bob continued to run the business, while expanding at the same time. There is now a new generation involved with the store, Carol and Mark Weaver, which happen to be Bob and Miriam's daughter and son-in-law. This family has been in the business of canning for quite some time, and knows their stuff!


If you just think jams and jellies when you think canning, you are going to be surprised when you visit the store located near Grandma's Pantry, in the Shenandoah Heritage Market. The Country Canner boasts so much more than just jelly- they have a wide array of canned products that include pie fillings, pickles, relishes, BBQ sauce, different butters, maple syrup, iced coffee mixers, and a large variety of sugar free item as well. You can even shop online through their website! If online shopping is more your thing, HERE is a direct link to their "Products" page on their website.

Wedding and Event Favors:

As if all they offer isn't enough, they also do wedding and event favors! You read that correctly, you can order in-store or online, jams and jellies to be made into favors for your wedding or special event. This is an awesome, and mouthwatering, alternative to regular favors. If you would like to check out these favors visit the favors tab of their website.

All in all, there is something for everyone at the Country Canner! Additionally, they have canned goods that are very healthy for you, so if you are thinking about trying them out, we highly recommend it!

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