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Upcoming Events: A Week in the Chicago Area

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Hello Chicago area readers! I am headed your way very, very soon and want to make sure that you know about all the various events, demos, and book signings I’m going to be doing while in your fine region. Please mark your calendars, tell your friends, and come say hi while I’m in town.

Oh, and books will be available for sale at all these events, so no need to get a copy ahead of time. That said, I am also always entirely happy to sign copies you already own, so make sure to bring those too!

Sunday, June 5
Chicago Botanic Garden! Canning demo and book signing in the Garden Kitchen Amphitheater. 10:30 a.m. Admission is free but seating is limited, so get there early!

Monday, June 6
Mundelein, IL! Canning demo and book signing at the Fremont Public Library. 6:30 pm. Free.

Tuesday, June 7
Gurnee, IL! Canning demo and book signing at the Warren-Newport Public Library. 6:30 pm. Free. Register here.

Wednesday, June 8
Lake Zurich, IL! Canning demo and book signing at the Ela Public Library. 6:30 pm. Free.

Thursday, June 9
Northfield, IL! I’ll be speaking at a luncheon starting at 11:30 am to benefit Canning for Kids and The Ferrer Foundation. More details here. Buy your ticket here!
Chicago, IL! Later that evening, I’m teaming up with Local Foods and Read It and Eat from 6-7:30 pm for canning demo and book signing. This event is free, but we ask that you sign up in advance.

Friday, June 10
Chicago, IL! Canning demo and book signing at The Chopping Block’s Merchandise Mart location. 5:30-6:30 pm. Free.

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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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Upcoming Events: Hazon Food Festival, the Lehigh Valley Harvest Festival, and More!

All set up to record an online canning demo!

Hi friends. I have a handful of events coming up in the next couple weeks that I wanted to make sure you knew about!

I hope to see some of you there!

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Upcoming Events: Upper Merion! King of Prussia! Phoenixville!

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I’ve taken the last couple weeks off from book events, in order to pull my apartment back together, get some writing projects off my plate and make sure that my own pantry is stocked for the winter (in my continued insanity, I’m picking up another 50 pounds of tomatoes today). However, I’ve got several events coming up in the next few weeks that I want to make sure you all know about.

September 15 – Canning demo and book signing at the Upper Merion Farmers’ Market, 9 am – 1 pm.
September 16 –  Canning demo and book signing at the King of Prussia Williams-Sonoma, 1 – 3 pm.
September 30 – Canning demo and book signing at the United States Botanical Garden in Washington, D.C. from 12 – 1 pm. Click here for more info.
November 4 – Canning demo and book signing at Greener Partners Farmer Showdown.

I also updated my class page today. Here’s what’s coming up over the next couple months.  If you want to sign up for any of the classes at Indy Hall, either email me at foodinjars{AT }gmail{dot}com or leave a comment on this post.

September 27 – Canning class at Cooking Spotlight in Phoenixville, PA. It’s a three-hour, three-recipe class from 6:30 – 9:30 pm. Click here for more information or to sign up.
October 2 – Canning class with Pennypack Farm and Education Center in Horsham, PA. It’s a Pear Vanilla Jam class, runs from 7 – 9 pm and costs $40. Click here to sign up.
October 6 – Pear Vanilla Jam class at Indy Hall from 11 am – 1 pm. Email me to sign up.
October 11 – Canning class at the Glenside Free Library. Sign up link to come.
October 13 – Canning class at Greensgrow Farm. Click here for details and to sign up.
November 3 – Pear Cranberry Chutney class at Indy Hall from 11 am – 1 pm. Email me to sign up.
November 8 – Class and book signing at Brooklyn Kitchen in Brooklyn, NY. Details to come.
November 17 – Canning class at The Kitchen Potager. Details to come.
December 2 – Mulled Apple Cider Jelly class at Indy Hall from 11 am – 1 pm. Email me to sign up.

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Classes and Events: Philly! Horsham! New Jersey! Lancaster!

On Monday, I wrote about some of my upcoming events. In order to round out the balance of the month, here’s the rest of what’s coming up in July. I’m also throwing in a couple of events in early August, since time seems to be passing so quickly these days.

(Click here to see my events July 11 through July 22.)

On Monday, July 23, I’ll be at the Callowhill Whole Foods Market from 5 – 7 pm doing an apricot jam demo in the produce section. They’ll have books on hand for sale and I’ll have samples of fresh, hot apricot jam right around 6 pm.

Tuesday, July 24, I’m teaching a class at Pennypack Farm and Education Center in Horsham, PA. This three-hour class (6 – 9 pm) will be an introduction to boiling water canning and will feature dilly beans and peach chutney. The class costs $40 and you can sign up by clicking here.

At 2 pm on Wednesday, July 25, I’ll be talking about canning and signing books at the Mercer County, New Jersey’s Lawrence Headquarters Branch Library. Books will be available for purchase and I’ll be bringing a couple of treats from my pantry.

For those of you in Bucks County, I’ll be at the Ottsville Farmers’ Market on Friday, July 27 from 4 – 8 pm, signing books and answering canning questions.

On Sunday, July 29 from 12 noon – 2 pm, I’m teaching a canning class at the very elegantly appointed Cook in Center City Philadelphia. We’re making spiced peach jam, a gingery plum chutney and quick-pickled cucumber pickles. The class costs $85 and is kept small so that students have the opportunity to ask questions and really observe the process. Click here to sign up.

On Thursday, August 2, I’ll be at Greensgrow during their CSA pick-up and market hours, selling and signing books and answering canning questions. Stop by from 3 – 7 pm!

Friday, August 3, you’ll find me out in Lancaster, PA for an evening of events. Many thanks to Betsey Gerstein Sterenfeld, owner of Essen Cooking School for helping set up the following events.

  • 4 – 5 pm, I’ll be at DogStar Books (401 W. Lemon Street), signing books and saying hi.
  • 5:30 – 6:30 pm, I’ll be teaching a canning class at Lemon Street Market (241 W. Lemon Street). That class costs $20 and you can sign up by clicking here.
  • 7 – 9 pm, I’ll be at the Essen Cookbook Club at Manheim Township Public Library. Attendees are asked to bring a dish to share from (or inspired by) the Food in Jars cookbook. This event is free, but reservations are required. Click here or call 717-391-8270 to sign up.

On Saturday, August 4, I’m teaching a class at Indy Hall in Philly. This class runs from 11 am – 1 pm and will focus on low sugar canning. I’ll walk students through the steps of using Pomona’s Pectin and offer tips on making a satisfying jam without a lot of sugar. Click here for more information and details on how to sign up.

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Signing at The Odyssey Bookshop in South Hadley, MA + Cookbook Giveaway Winners

I hope everyone out there is having a good Memorial Day. Scott and I have been up in Northampton, MA visiting friends for the weekend and we’re sticking around for an extra day so that I can stop by the Odyssey Bookshop in South Hadley, MA tomorrow evening. I’ll be there a 7 pm, doing a quick pickle demo, answering canning questions and signing books. I even packed a few jars of pickles, jams and chutneys to share with all those who come out to see me.

Thanks to everyone who took the time to enter the Food in Jars cookbook giveaway. It was quite a thrill to be able to offer up my own book and I hope that those of you who have it in your hands are enjoying it.

The winners are commenter numbers 107, 118 and 438. That’s Aghavni Jabian, Marisa (what are the chances?) and Susan W. I’ll be in touch with all the winners shortly.

If you didn’t win, you can either buy a copy or wait until tomorrow, when I’ll offer a giveaway of another delightful volume. Your choice!

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