Classes and Events

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2016 Classes and Events


  • August 27 – Fayetteville, AR! I’ll be offering a demo at the Fayetteville Roots Festival. 2-3 pm at the Festival Plaza in downtown Fayetteville.


  • September 3 – Decatur, GA! I’ll be demoing at the Decatur Book Festival from 11:15 am – 12 noon. After that, I’ll be signing books!
  • September 3 – Atlanta, GA! You’ll find me at the Atlanta Botanical Garden from 3-4:30 pm, teaching a demo-style class. Registration info here.
  • September 4 – Chattahoochee Hills, GA! I’ll be at the Bosch Experience Center in Serenbe for a five course Prepared Pantry Dinner. Every course of the meal is based on a recipe from Naturally Sweet. Thanks go to Lyn Deardorff from Preserving Now for making this event happen! 4-7 pm. $75 (which includes a copy of my new book). Get your tickets here.
  • September 6 – Nashville, TN! Canning class and book signing at Green Door Gourmet. 5-7 pm. $35. Register here.
  • September 10 – Philadelphia! Tomato canning workshop at Greensgrow. We’ll make honey sweetened tomato jam and talk about the ins and outs of preserving tomatoes. 12-2 pm. $35. Register here.
  • September 15 – Pacific Grove, CA! Canning demo at Happy Girl Kitchen. 6:30-8:30 pm. $35. Register here.
  • September 17 – Healdsburg, CA! Canning class at The Shed. 1-3 pm. Details here.
  • September 18 – San Francisco! Fort Mason Farmers Market. I’ll be there from 10 am to 1 pm and will do three jam making demonstrations that will start at 10 am, 11 am, and 12 noon. I’ll also have books on hand for sale and signature.
  • September 19 – Fremont, CA! Canning demo and Q&A at Dale Hardware. 6:30 pm.
  • September 20 – San Francisco! Canning demo, Q&A, and book signing at the San Francisco Public Library. 6-7:30 pm. Latino/Hispanic Rooms A&B.
  • September 21 – Oakland, CA! Canning demo and book signing at Pollinate Farm & Garden. 6:30-8:30 pm. $17.50. Sign up here.


  • October 1 – Reading, PA! – Canning demo and book signing at the Antietam Valley Farmers Market. 10 am – 12 noon. Free.
  • October 3 – Mullica Hill, NJ! Canning demo and book signing at the Mullica Hill Library. 7-9 pm. Free.
  • October 6 – Easton, PA! Canning class at the Easton Public Market. 7-9 pm.
  • October 8 – Philadelphia! Canning demo and book signing at Fante’s in the Italian Market. 11 am – 3 pm. Free.
  • October 15 – Glen Mills, PA! Canning class at Terrain at Styer’s. Details to come.
  • October 16 – Chestnut Hill, PA! Canning demo at Bloomfield Farm (part of the Morris Arboretum). 12-4 pm.
  • October 29 – Chestnut Hill, PA! Canning class at the Morris Arboretum. 10 am – 12 noon. Registration details to come.


  • November 3 – Reading, PA! Canning demo and book signing at the Exeter Community Library. 6-8 pm. Free
  • November 5 – Lawrence Township, NJ! Canning demo, cheese pairings and book signing with at Cherry Grove Farm with Tenaya Darlington. More details to come.

Public Demos and Workshops

I am available to teach canning demos at libraries, festivals, and other public events. Fees for those services vary. I am currently booking dates for all of 2017. If you’re interested in booking me for an event, please drop me a note at for more information or to inquire about pricing and availability.

Private Classes

Opportunities for private classes are occasionally available within the Philadelphia region. Please contact me for pricing and availability.