Upcoming Classes: Pressure Canning! Pie Filling! Fall Chutney!

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We are well into the season for apples, pears, and quince, and cranberries should be arriving any day now. Come take a class with me and learn how to preserve some of this fall bounty!

October 9 – Pressure canning class at Cooking Spotlight in Phoenixville, PA. I’ll demonstration how to make a batch of onion and rosemary jam, and will show you how to preserve it for shelf stability with a pressure canner. The class is from 6:30 – 9 pm and costs $55. Click here to sign up.

October 12 – Spiced Apple Pie Filling at Indy Hall! Get a jump on your holiday pies by helping peel, chop and process 10 pounds of apples down into a batch of fragrant, spicy apple pie filling. Class is from 11 am to 1 pm and costs $50 per person. Leave a comment or email me to sign up.

October 19 – Canning at the United States Botanic Garden in Washington, D.C. The morning class will be a jam making session, featuring a batch of pear vanilla jam. The afternoon class will be a make your own pickle party, starring water bath processed pickled carrots. Call the USBG to sign up.

October 26 – Canning demo and book signing at the Williams-Sonoma at the Bellevue in Center City Philadelphia. Demo starts at 1 pm and I’ll be onsite, selling and signing books until 5 pm.

October 29 – Chutney making class with the Fair Food Farmstand at Reading Terminal Market. We’ll make a batch of apple pear chutney (using all local fruit) from 6-8 pm in the Rick Nichols Room. Click here to sign up.

October 30 – A hands on pickling workshop with the Lower Merion Conservancy. We’ll make cauliflower pickles, taste a few things from my pantry, and dig into the basics of the boiling water bath canning. Class runs from 7 – 8:30 pm and costs $35 for LMC members and $45 for non-members. Click here to register.

November 1 to 3 – Join me in Western Mass. for a weekend-long canning class at the Rowe CenterMore details can be found here.

November 16 – Spiced applesauce class at the Tyler Arboretum. We’ll cover the basics of boiling water bath canning and walk through the steps necessary to make a batch of delicious, low sugar applesauce. Class is from 10 am – 12 noon and costs $60 for Arboretum Members, $70 for non-members. For more details, click here and select the “Health and Wellness” drop down.

November 17 – Mulled Cider Jelly class at Wyebrook Farm in Chester County, PA. Class runs from 2 – 4 pm and a registration link is coming soon!

November 18 – Prep for Thanksgiving and make cranberry preserves with me at the Fair Food Farmstand in Reading Terminal Market. Class is from 6-8 pm in the Rick Nichols Room.Click here to sign up.


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6 Responses to Upcoming Classes: Pressure Canning! Pie Filling! Fall Chutney!

  1. 1
    Laurie says:

    PLEASE come to San Francisco!!

  2. 2
    Kate says:

    Oh, I wish I lived close enough to go to these! Any chance that spiced apple pie filling recipe will make its way onto your site…? 🙂

  3. 3
    Krystyna says:

    Please come to the Adirondack area!!

  4. 4
    sabrina says:

    Hi! Unfortunately, I live in Seattle and won’t be able to sign up for a class. They sound great! I was hoping you could point me in the right direction for a apple pie filling recipe 🙂 Thank you!

  5. 5
    Ann says:

    Do you have an alternate location set up for your USBG class in case they’re still not open then? It seems like it would be a good idea to plan for that (unfortunately, quite likely) eventuality.

    • 5.1
      Marisa says:

      Unfortunately, I don’t. If the government shut-down continues, those classes will be canceled. A sad fact, to be sure.

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