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Live Online Tomato Canning Class Tonight!

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Tomato season is upon us! Join me tonight for a one-hour long tomato canning class. In this session, I’ll demonstrate how to prep tomatoes for canning and show you how build a water packed jar. We’ll talk about safety, best tomato practices, and I’ll answer all your questions!

The class starts at 8 pm eastern time and the fee is pay what you want. Join up over on Concert Window.

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Upcoming Classes: Online Tonight! Collingswood Tomorrow!

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It’s August and I am teaching some classes this month (as well as one in early September)! This week, you’ll find me online, at the Collingswood, NJ library, and in Washington, D.C.

Tuesday, August 4 – Live online class via Concert Window! This time, I’ll be talking about pickling (quick, processed, and fermented) starting at 8 pm eastern time. Class is pay what you wish. Sign up here.

Wednesday, August 5 – Small batch canning demo and book signing at the Collingswood library. 6:30-8 pm. Free!

Saturday, August 8 – Canning classes at the United States Botanic Garden in Washington, DC. The morning session is Pickled Carrots Two Ways (10 am to 12 noon) and the focus of the afternoon session An Introduction to Preserving Beets. That afternoon session will include a pressure canning demonstration.

Tuesday, August 11 – Jam making class through the Cumberland County Society of Farm Women in Carlisle, PA. Class is from 6:30 – 8:30 pm and costs $15. Contact Deb Yorlets at 717-574-2217 to sign up.

Wednesday, August 26 – Live online class via Concert Window! This class will be all about canning tomatoes. I’ll demonstrate how to cold pack and process whole tomatoes starting at 8 pm eastern time. Class is pay what you wish. Sign up here.

Friday, August 28 through Sunday, August 30 – Canning workshop at the Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, NY. More details here.

Wednesday, September 2 – Low Sugar Plum Jam with Weaver’s Way. I’ll show you how to make a lower sugar jam using late summer plums and Pomona’s Pectin in the kitchen at the Chestnut Hill Friends Meeting House. 7-9 pm. Click here to register.

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International Can-It-Forward Day Saturday, August 1

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Friends! I’m dropping in on this fine Friday evening to remind you that tomorrow is Ball Canning’s International Can-It-Forward Day. Starting at 11 am eastern time, we’ll be streaming live from the brand new Fresh Preserving test kitchens in Fishers, Indiana.

I’ll be showing you how to make a batch of Gingery Pickled Blueberries at 12:15 pm. Also demonstrating are Liz Lathan from Hoosier Homemade, Christy Jordan of the Southern Plate, Malia Martine Karlinsky from Yesterday on Tuesday, and Jarden Home Brand‘s very own Chef Sarah Page.

When you’re ready to tune in tomorrow, come back to Food in Jars. I’ll have a blog post right here on this site that will be streaming the festivities. If you prefer, you can also find the stream here.

Looking forward to seeing you all tomorrow!

 

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Upcoming Classes: Online! Collingswood! DC! Carlisle!

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We are heading into the home stretch of summer. If you haven’t yet pulled out your canning pot this season, consider taking a class to help boost your preservation mojo. I’ve got a handful of in-person classes on the schedule, as well as a pair of live online classes.

These online classes have been a total delight. Three times now, I’ve hosted them from my kitchen and a happy crowd of 20-25 people have tuned in. The conversation in the chat room has been consistently lively and I so enjoy the sense of community that builds over the course of an hour. If you haven’t joined one yet, I highly encourage you to do so!

Tuesday, August 4 – Live online class via Concert Window! This time, I’ll be talking about pickling (quick, processed, and fermented) starting at 8 pm eastern time. Class is pay what you wish. Sign up here.

Wednesday, August 5 – Small batch canning demo and book signing at the Collingswood library. 6:30-8 pm. Free!

Saturday, August 8 – Canning classes at the United States Botanic Garden in Washington, DC. The morning session is Pickled Carrots Two Ways (10 am to 12 noon) and the focus of the afternoon session An Introduction to Preserving Beets. That afternoon session will include a pressure canning demonstration.

Tuesday, August 11 – Jam making class through the Cumberland County Society of Farm Women in Carlisle, PA. Class is from 6:30 – 8:30 pm and costs $15. Contact Deb Yorlets at 717-574-2217 to sign up.

Wednesday, August 26 – Live online class via Concert Window! This class will be all about canning tomatoes. I’ll demonstrate how to cold pack and process whole tomatoes starting at 8 pm eastern time. Class is pay what you wish. Sign up here.

Friday, August 28 through Sunday, August 30 – Canning workshop at the Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, NY. More details here.

Wednesday, September 2 – Low Sugar Plum Jam with Weaver’s Way. I’ll show you how to make a lower sugar jam using late summer plums and Pomona’s Pectin in the kitchen at the Chestnut Hill Friends Meeting House. 7-9 pm. Click here to register.

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July Canning Classes: Goodwill at Homefields & Christina Maser Co.

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It feels a little hard to believe, but I only have two classes left to teach this month (summer seems to be flying by!). Both of these classes are out in the Lancaster area of Pennsylvania. If you’re within a couple hours drive, it’s a great region for a day trip! Here’s all the info!

This Saturday, July 18, you’ll find me at Goodwill at Homefields Farm (Manor Township – 150 Letort Road, Millersville, PA). The class is from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm and we’ll be making spiced nectarine jam. I’ll also talk about boiling water bath canning, best practices, and pantry storage. To register, contact Heather Conlon-Keller at 717-808-7060 or heather@homefields.org. Class fee is $22 per person, payable to Homefields.

Next Saturday, July 25, you’ll find me in Lancaster City, at the Christina Maser Co., talking about tomatoes. In this very hands-on class, we’ll make both cold packed whole peeled tomatoes and hot packed crushed tomatoes. Everyone will go home with samples from the class, a tomato canning how-to packet, and the knowledge to do it again. The class is from 10 am to 1 pm and costs $65. Click here to sign up.

To sweeten the deal, our friends at Fillmore Container are also giving away a stainless steel canner to a one participant in this class. More details about that are here.

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Books at the Market at High Street and Headhouse Square Farmers Market

All set up at the opening day of the Headhouse Square Farmers Market. I'm here until 2 pm!

This weekend, I’m going to be at two Philadelphia area markets with stacks of my books to sell and sign. With canning season in full swing, this is a great opportunity to pick up a book and some produce for canning, all at the same time!

On Saturday, July 11, I’ll be at the Saturday farm stand at High Street on Market from 10:30 to 1:30 pm (the stand is open until 3:30 pm, but unfortunately I can’t stay that long). This French-style market features produce from Plowshare Farms and a rotating cast of special guests. This week I’ll be there along with Food and Ferments. If you can’t make it this weekend, Madame Fromage has the full list of future guest vendors.

Then, on Sunday, July 12, I’ll be at Headhouse Market from 10 am to 2 pm. Look for me positioned between The Food Trust’s table and the Buzby Produce stand.

I’ll have copies of both books with me, along with the last of the orange Food in Jars stickers for giveaway. The books cost $20 a piece and I can take cash or cards!

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