The smell of apple caramel jam in the steamy kitchen meant a new generation was embracing a traditional skill.
Rachel Watler was a first-time canner learning the craft Wednesday at Hernando County’s Little Rock Cannery.
The cannery occupies an historic stone building on County Road 491, just south of the Citrus-Hernando county line. The county-owned structure started as a school and has seen various uses. It has been primarily a cannery since 1975, according to Lois Booth.