The New London Community Cannery islocated at 12404 E. Lynchburg Salem Turnpike behind New London Academy. The cannery’s regular operating hours are on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 6 a.m. until Noon, depending on workload. The cannery phone number is 434-525-9706 (in season only).
For more than 50 years Bedford County has operated a community cannery at New London Academy for the benefit of gardeners who want to preserve their harvest. (Besides produce, the cannery can also preserve meat, by appointment only). The cannery accommodates #300 and #2-1/2 cans and provides the work space, sinks and supplies. The cannery is open to everyone, whether they live in the county or not.