Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Mesa Home Storage Center (temporary) Closing and policy changes

Um. Ignore all the stuff I said before about how to get food from the Mesa Home Storage Center. Salt Lake City (Church Headquarters) has changed the policy on how we will can our products at the Home Storage Center. Intrigued? Yes, I thought so. Read on!

If you haven't already heard, the Mesa Home Storage Center is closed for refurbishment until the end of June. That means our Stake Canning Days will resume in July. When it re-opens, there will be some significant changes.

Here is the new procedure:

We still place our orders through our ward specialists (that's me) one month in advance. So orders for July canning will be due the last Sunday in June.

We no longer pay for our orders through the Ward! You will need to come to the Cannery on Canning day (every 4th Thursday morning at 8 am), where we can our own orders and pay for the food ourselves. If the individual who placed the order isn't there, the order will be cancelled. Personal Checks or Money orders are accepted, but not cash.

We will be canning only a few items per month. Here is the schedule so far:

July – milk, regular oats, macaroni and carrots
August – potato flakes, fruit drink, sugar, black beans and rice
September – white beans, refried beans, cocoa, flour and onions

The Home Storage Center is still currently open for bulk sales (bags of food), pre-packaged sales, and checking out canners will go on as normal.

Everything else- the Storehouse, Cannery, LDS employment, and LDS Family Services are NOT effected by the Home Storage remodeling. They are all open for business.

I also heard there will be prepackaged long term products available for purchase. These will be sold in cases of 6 cans: Hard red winter wheat, white rice, pinto beans and quick oats.

So there it is. It seems confusing, but it really isn't. Watch to see if what you need is being canned, then sign up. Then, show up on canning day and bring your check book. That's it!

Do you have any questions?


Jolene said...

you just tell me if I am sorry out of luck becuase I keep forgetting to mention this to you. At the end of February I filled out an order form and put it in the back of one of the canning notebooks and payed by check in a tithing envelope and then never got my food. The check was cashed. I think I heard something about one of your books being lost - so I'm assuming that my order was in that one. I couldn't tell you what I ordered - it wasn't much because the order total was 27.87. Please advise me Food Storage Lady.

WolfBrother said...

Mesa cannery for a while had a Food Storage Cookbook.

I downloaded in .pdf format and have been cutting/pasting it into MS-WORD.

My in their 2nd. half century eyes appreciate a larger font nowdays.

ANYWAY - on to my question - several recipes call for "dry soup mix". No where in the cookbook is "dry soup mix" defined or shown as a recipe.

How do you make "dry soup mix"?


familyemail16029 said...

Hello I am a new member to the church and I am worried because I want to start my foodstorage but It would have to go outside in our shed. We live in Peoria so as you know it's waaay hot. Will wheat dry milk and other dry items hold up in the heat outside in a shed? please help...
Thank You,
Allison Chandler or

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