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Upcoming Events: Fayetteville Roots Festival & Williams-Sonoma in Rogers, AR

Maine blueberries

Friends, this summer has worn me down to the nubbin. I want to be posting more recipes and canning tutorials, but it seems that I can only summon the energy for giveaways and event reminders. Thank you for being patient with me. And remember, even though I’m not producing as many recipes as is my norm right now, there is a very deep archive of recipes appropriate for this time of year. I suggest the Lazy Peach Preserves and the Honey Sweetened Tomato Jam.

Now, for some event reminders. I’m on my way to Fayetteville, Arkansas right at the moment (I’m sitting in the Dallas/Ft. Worth airport as I type) and I’m doing a pair of events that are very much worth your time if you’re in the area.

Saturday, August 30
On Saturday morning, I’ll be at the Fayetteville Town Center from11 am – 1 pm, leading a massive pickle making workshop. No registration is required and the materials fee is just $5 per person. Show up and I’ll walk you through the steps of making your very own batch of refrigerator cucumber pickles. I’ll also have books for sale and signature, if you’re interested. Details here.

Sunday, August 31
I will be demonstrating my small batch jam making technique at the Williams-Sonoma in Pinnacle Hills. There is no fee for this event and it runs from 11 am – 1 pm. I hope to see some of you there!

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Jam Demo and Book Signing Today at Local in Brunswick, Maine

Local window Brunswick

Just wanted to remind folks that if you’re in the area of Brunswick, Maine, I’ll be at Local (148 Maine Street) today from 5-7 pm, making jam and signing books. It’s a lovely store, chock full of canning jars, Falcon Ware, regionally made preserves, wines, and other wonderful stuff.

Swing by, have a snack, see me make some jam, and pick up a book!

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Upcoming Events: Vermont and Maine

All set up to demo at the @ballcanning International Can-It-Forward. Join us via the livestream!

As you might have noticed, I’ve been traveling a lot this summer. I’ve been up and down the west coast, spent two weeks driving around the south, and flew to Chicago twice. One portion of the country that I’ve pretty well neglected has been New England. However, all that changes this week. I’m going to be doing events in Vermont and Maine and I hope that those of you who live up there will come, bring your books (or buy one!) and say hi!

August 19 – Waterbury, VT
I’m kicking off this New England trip with a canning demo and book signing at Bridgeside Books. The event runs from 6-8 pm and is free and open to all.

August 20 – South Burlington, VT
On Wednesday night, I’ll be VT Food Swap at the Healthy Living Market in South Burlington from 6-8 pm. My demo will kick off the evening, and then the swap will take place immediately after. Registration is required to attend, but is free, so don’t let that stop you. Sign up here.

August 21 – Falmouth, ME
On Thursday I head to Maine to teach a canning class at University of Maine Cooperative Extension Regional Learning Center. The class runs from 7-9 pm and just is $15 and you can sign up here.

August 22 – Brunswick, ME
I’ll be rounding out my trip up north with a canning demo and book signing at Local from 5-7 pm. This is another free event, so please come, hang out for the demo and pick up a book!

After the events are over, Scott and I are spending the weekend in Portland just to hang out and relax. If you’ve got any Portland, Maine must-sees, please let me know!

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Upcoming Events: Chicago!

jars at GHE

Attention mid-west canners! I am heading out to see you next week! I’ll be in and around the Chicago area and here is where you can find me!

August 11 – Highwood, IL
I’m teaming up with the nice folks from the Canning with Kids program to teach a canning with kids pickle making workshop at the Highwood Bocce Courts, 2:30-4 pm. Find your favorite kid and click here to sign up! It’s never to early to impart a love of canning!

August 12 – Gurnee, IL
I’ll be at the Warren-Newport Public Library from 7-8:30 pm to demonstrate how to make one of the small batches of jam from Preserving by the Pint. Afterwards, there will be tastes of jam and books for sale and signature. Click here to sign up!

August 13 – Glen Ellyn, IL
I’ll be at Marcel’s Culinary Experience from 6:30 – 8:30 pm. I’ll be making jam and pickles and will be signing books. I promise, a good time will be had by all. Click here to sign up!

August 14 – Lake Forest, IL
I’ll be teaching a hands on canning class at Sunset Foods from 6:30 – 9 pm. We’ll make tomato jam and dilly beans and everyone will go home with jars of each. Click here to sign up!

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Tomorrow (Friday, August 8) in Lancaster County

so many peppers

I’m headed to Lancaster County bright and early tomorrow morning for a day of events! If you’re in the area, I’d love to see you at one of these classes or demos! I’ve heard that the demo at Fillmore Container is practically sold out, but there is plenty of availability at Lemon Street Market. As added incentive, everyone who comes out will get a Food in Jars sticker!

August 8 – Lancaster, PA
10-11:30 am – Canning class at Fillmore Container. Click here to sign up!
1-3 pm - Demo and signing at the Le Creuset Outlet. No registration required!
5:30 – 7:30 pm – Canning class and signing at Lemon Street MarketClick here to sign up.

Additionally, Fillmore Container is hosting a giveaway of Orchard Road products in conjunction with my visit out to their place. Check out this blog post for more details and to enter!

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Upcoming Events: New York! Washington, DC! Lancaster!

Honey sweetened peach jam! Freshly made and ready for tasting at the Ambler Farmers Market!

I’m off on vacation until Wednesday afternoon, but when I get back, the classes and events are coming hot and heavy straight through to the end of summer. Here’s where I’ll be over the next couple of weeks.

July 31 – New York
Preserving stone fruit at The Brooklyn Kitchen, Manhattan location. I hear there are just a few spots left in this class, so grab yours today! Click here to register.

August 2 – Washington, DC
Canning classes at the US Botanic Garden. Pickles from 10 am – 12 noon and tomatoes from 1-3 pm. I know for sure that the tomato class is sold out, but I haven’t heard about the pickles class recently.

August 3 – Washington, DC
Demo and signing at the Dupont Circle Farmers Market, 10 am – 12 noon. No registration is necessary and I’ll have a stack of books to sell and sign.

August 3 – Washington, DC
Demo and signing at Del Ray Variety, 3-5 pm. Get your tickets here!

August 5 – Philadelphia
Tomato Canning class with Weaver’s Way Co-op, 7-9 pm. We’ll call whole peeled tomatoes and everyone will go home with the pint jar of tomatoes that they peeled and packed. Click here to sign up.

August 7 - Philadelphia
Demo and signing, Clark Park Farmers Market, 3-5 pm. Totally free and open to all. Hosted by The Food Trust!

August 8 – Lancaster, PA
10-11:30 am – Canning class at Fillmore Container. Click here to sign up!
1-3 pm - Demo and signing at the Le Creuset Outlet. No registration required!
5:30 – 7:30 pm – Canning class and signing at Lemon Street MarketClick here to sign up.

 

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