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Old 10-26-2010, 12:57 PM
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I am looking into going to an LDS cannery that I recently discovered is local.

I called today to find out what the procedure for purchasing some wheat and such - I was asked if I was part of the church.

I am not.

The elder then asked me if I had any Mormon friends who I could go with.

I have friends, but out of state.

He said I could have them call him to speak on my behalf.

Has anyone else here on this forum (who is non-Mormon) ever purchased from LDS, and what was your experience?

Please describe what you do/had to do to make a purchase - including any donations (are they required above the cost of the product purchase?)

Please and thank you.
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I have, I brought help and arrived ready to work. my wife and I canned ours, my daughter helped an individual who came alone. Local policy is determined by the local elders. As when dealing with any Christian sect it's always good conservatively observe the golden rule. They have SOPs in place for every item that they offer for canning. Follow the rules and be gracious and there will be no problems. Remember the cannery is subject to FDA inspection and what seems to be silly rules in fact guarantee zero defect canning. We are going back again next month.
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I am looking into doing the same in Florida, but I am not Mormon. I will be very interested in the out come.
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I live in orange co, FL and I can't get into the local LDS cannery.
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Our local pairs you with a member when you come in....there is a waiting list but it is worth it.
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The Chicago area cannery has the nicest people you could ever hope to meet. I contacted them by phone and not only did they allow me to buy food, they had advice and sent equivelency information by email. While there I met a group who had come in from another state to can and was able to help them and learn how things are done. Im going to place more orders until I have all that I think I will need. I highly recomend them.
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The Chicago area cannery has the nicest people you could ever hope to meet. I contacted them by phone and not only did they allow me to buy food, they had advice and sent equivelency information by email. While there I met a group who had come in from another state to can and was able to help them and learn how things are done. Im going to place more orders until I have all that I think I will need. I highly recomend them.
That's good to know. My girlfriend was raised Mormon, but isn't practicing anymore. I was wondering if we would still be able to purchase from them. It's in Naperville right? Thanks for the heads-up!
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some of the people who are the leaders of the local chapters are down right great people to go out there way to help someone no matter what there faith is to ones who would not lift a fringer type outside of there faith to help someone ..

now if your city is large enough to have diff wards in the city check with them to see if they allow outside of the church to use the cannery ..you may have to drive a little bit to find one that will allow you to come in as a outside guest..if do some find if they will pair you up with a member to help you as it need....
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I am going to the cannery in Tucker Ga. in the morning. I will write out the happenings when I get back.
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I live in orange co, FL and I can't get into the local LDS cannery.
Crap...Is it the Orlando one you tried. This is the one I wanted to try!!

I think the Plant City, FL will take non-mormon. I will double check it.
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If you’re not a member of the church, you need a sponsor from the church and they get a group organized from a ward and they all order their stuff and they do it together.
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Wow this is the first I have heard that they deny or limit non-members from going to one of the canneries (or Bishop's Storehouse).
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I live in orange co, FL and I can't get into the local LDS cannery.
Me too. The local cannery is just for Mormons, has been for many years.
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I called ahead to the cannery in Canandaigua, NY, and asked if I had to be a church member to buy from them. The elder said no. When I got there, he changed his tune a little bit and told me about "government policies" and how they had to be careful. They couldn't make a practice of just selling outright to people who walked in off the street -- then they might be in danger of being classified as a retail store. However, if people volunteered their time in the cannery, they were safe.

I had the afternoon free, and luckily there was a very nice church member who had come in shortly after me, and she offered to show me how to work the equipment. She spent a good couple of hours canning with me. After that, I made my purchase. I've been back once since then and simply made my purchase -- no repeat volunteering.
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Very interesting - now it's beginning to make a little more sense. Perhaps what I will do is call and ask to volunteer my time as opposed to asking to purchase. I see their cautious nature and completely agree.

I am now perfectly willing to follow their instructions to the letter.
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I called ahead to the cannery in Canandaigua, NY, and asked if I had to be a church member to buy from them. The elder said no. When I got there, he changed his tune a little bit and told me about "government policies" and how they had to be careful. They couldn't make a practice of just selling outright to people who walked in off the street -- then they might be in danger of being classified as a retail store. However, if people volunteered their time in the cannery, they were safe.

I had the afternoon free, and luckily there was a very nice church member who had come in shortly after me, and she offered to show me how to work the equipment. She spent a good couple of hours canning with me. After that, I made my purchase. I've been back once since then and simply made my purchase -- no repeat volunteering.
it not because of the some wise guy who went into the local cannery and was useing there system and then selling it at a retail price for the item that he got there ..
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Our local pairs you with a member when you come in....there is a waiting list but it is worth it.
you talking bout the canery near greensboro?
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I called ahead to the cannery in Canandaigua, NY, and asked if I had to be a church member to buy from them. The elder said no. When I got there, he changed his tune a little bit and told me about "government policies" and how they had to be careful. They couldn't make a practice of just selling outright to people who walked in off the street -- then they might be in danger of being classified as a retail store. However, if people volunteered their time in the cannery, they were safe.

I had the afternoon free, and luckily there was a very nice church member who had come in shortly after me, and she offered to show me how to work the equipment. She spent a good couple of hours canning with me. After that, I made my purchase. I've been back once since then and simply made my purchase -- no repeat volunteering.
at ours you pretty much can your own stuff unless your buying in small quantities then you can buy a few cans
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It also appears that if there is any food left over that can't fit into the last can, the cannery keeps it for the next person who comes in. You don't get to take it home even though you bought it. LOL I guess they figure they are allowing you into their private sanctum, so you can give a little extra back.
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It also appears that if there is any food left over that can't fit into the last can, the cannery keeps it for the next person who comes in. You don't get to take it home even though you bought it. LOL I guess they figure they are allowing you into their private sanctum, so you can give a little extra back.
no they have jars of leftover stuff you take home what you pay for you buy 60 cans of wheat and they open three bags and theres 62 and a half cans total from those bags the half can goes into a storage bin and the two extra cans go on the shelf for someone who might only want 6 cans vs 60
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