Classes and Events

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Classes and Events

  • April 13 – Philadelphia: Demo and signing at the Philly Farm & Food Fest. 12:15-1:15 pm. Workshop is free with Fest admission.
  • April 15 – Charlottesville: Free canning class and signing at The Happy Cook. 6-7:30 pm.
  • April 16 – Asheville, NC: Free demo and signing at Villagers. 7-8:30 pm.
  • April 17 – Atlanta: Lecture and book signing at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens. 7 pm. Details here.
  • April 19 – Atlanta:
    9-10:30 am - Signing at the Freedom Farmers Market at the Carter Center.
    11 am – 1:30 pm: Demo and signing at the Piedmont Park Farmers Market.
    2-4 pm - Canning class at Piedmont Park. Click here for details and to sign up.
  • April 21 – Birmingham: Canning class and book signing at Birmingham Bake & Cook, 6:30 – 9 pm.
  • April 23 – Memphis: Demo and signing at The Booksellers at Laurelwood, 6-7 pm.
  • April 25Highwood, IL: Luncheon and book signing, Highwood Bocce Courts. Event costs $36, which includes lunch and a copy of the new book. 11:30 am to 1 pm. Click here to for more details and to register.
  • April 26 – Chicago Suburbs:
    8:30-10:15 am - Book signing and tasting at the Sunset Foods’ Booth at Northbrook’s Earth Day Celebration in the Village Green (at Meadow & Walters).
    11 am – 1 pm - Demo and signing at the Warren Newport Library in Gurnee, IL. Click here to sign up.
  • April 27 – Long Grove, IL: Canning class at the Sunset Food’s Long Grove Cooking Studio from 1:30-4 pm. Cost is $80 per station or $95 per 2-person station. Call (847) 810-0484 to sign up.
  • April 28 – Winnetka, IL: Demo and signing at the Winnetka-Northfield Library, 2-4 pm. Details here.
  • April 28 – Evanston, IL: Canning class with Mighty Nest. Details to come.
  • May 3 – Philadelphia: Demo and signing at Fante’s Kitchen Shop, 1-3 pm.
  • May 4 – Philadelphia: Demo and signing at Headhouse Square Farmers Market, 10 am – 2 pm.
  • May 6 – Broomall, PA: Demo and signing at the Marple Township Library, 7:30-9 pm.
  • May 10 – Philadelphia: Demo and signing at Greensgrow, 10 am – 1 pm. Demo and signing at Occasionette, 5-8 pm.
  • May 20 – Philadelphia: Strawberry Vanilla Jam class with Weaver’s Way Co-op, 7-9 pm. Click here to sign up.
  • June 1 – New York: Demo and signing at the 79th Street Greenmarket, 11 am – 2 pm.
  • June 6 – Hatboro, PA: Demo and signing at the Hatboro Farmers Market, 6-8 pm.
  • June 7 – Honey Brook, PA: Demo and signing at Wyebrook Farm, 2-4 pm. Chef dinner at Wyebrook Farm, 5-8 pm.
  • June 8 – Havertown, PA: Demo and signing at the Havertown Free Library, 2-4 pm.
  • June 16 – Pittsburgh: Talk and signing at the Carnegie Library, 7-9 pm.
  • June 21 – Portland, OR: Demo and signing at the Beaverton Farmers Market, 9 am – 2 pm.
  • June 25 – Seattle: Demo and book signing at The Book Larder, 6:30 – 8: 30 pm.
  • June 26 – Seattle: Canning class at The Pantry at Delancey, 6-9 pm.
  • June 29 – San Francisco: Demo and signing at Omnivore Books, 3-5 pm.
  • July 9 – Phoenixville, PA: Low Sugar and Honey Sweetened Jams class at Cooking Spotlight, 7-9 pm. Registration link to come.
  • July 10 – Philadelphia: Talk and signing at the Free Library of Philadelphia, 7:30-9:30 pm.
  • July 15 – Philadelphia: Low Sugar Blueberry Jam class with Weaver’s Way Co-op, 7-9 pm. Click here to sign up.
  • July 23 – Collingswood, NJ: Demo and signing, Collingswood Library, 7-9 pm.
  • August 2 – Washington, DC: Canning classes at the US Botanic Garden. 10 am – 12 noon and 1-3 pm.
  • August 3 – Washington, DC: Demo and signing at the Dupont Circle Farmers Market, 11 am – 1 pm.
  • August 5 – Philadelphia: Tomato Canning class with Weaver’s Way Co-op, 7-9 pm. Click here to sign up.
  • August 8 – Philadelphia: Demo and signing at the Wyck Festival. Details to come.
  • September 9 – Philadelphia: Pickles Two Ways with Weaver’s Way Co-op, 7-9 pm. Click here to sign up.
  • September 26 – 28:  Join Alana Chernila and me for a weekend long workshop called Kitchen Skills for the Modern Homestead at the Rowe Center in Rowe, Massachusetts.

Private Classes

I also have limited availability to teach private group canning classes within a 75 mile drive of Philadelphia. For $400, I will come to your house with all the supplies needed for a batch of seasonal and local jam or pickles. Invite your friends (groups of no more than six or seven people, please) over and learn how to preserve your own food! Contact me at foodinjars@gmail.com for more information or to inquire about availability.

Public Demos and Workshops

I am also available to offer canning demos at libraries, festivals, and other public events. Fees for those services vary and my schedule fills up quickly, so if you’re interested in having me appear, please get in touch sooner rather than later. Contact me at foodinjars@gmail.com for more information or to inquire about availability.