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Pomona’s Pectin Jam Class at The Morris Arboretum

All set up for a strawberry vanilla jam class at the Havertown Library!

The canning season is coming and with it, the start of my teaching year! I wanted to take a moment to point out my May 16 class at the Morris Arboretum. In this class, I’ll demonstrate how to make a low sugar batch of strawberry jam, sweetened with honey and set with Pomona’s Pectin.

This class will dig into the basics of boiling water bath canning and I’ll answer all questions you bring to the class. It’s great way to get yourself reset for the upcoming canning season.

The class costs $40 for Arboretum members and $45 for non-members and runs from 10 am to 12 noon. All participants will go home with a small jar of the jam made in class that day and I’ll also have books available for sale and signature.

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May 2015 Canning Classes

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May is coming, and with it, the official start to my 2015 teaching season. I’m not going to be teaching and demoing as much this year as I did last because I don’t have a new book out this year, and the amount I did in 2014 was more than a little insane. I am also going to be trying some new things, including a monthly live online class, so that those of you who aren’t geographically near can partake in my classes without either one of us hopping on an airplane.

  • Saturday, May 2 – I’ll be giving a talk and offering books for sale and signature at the Senior Adult Activities of Montgomery County’s annual brunch. Event is $40 per person. More information here. Tickets are available here.
  • Wednesday, May 6 – Spring Preserves with Weaver’s Way. We’ll make rhubarb jam and pickled asparagus in the kitchen at the Chestnut Hill Friends Meeting House. 7-9 pm. Click here to register.
  • Monday, May 11 – Quick Pickling at the Walnut Street West Free Library location. 5:30-7:30 pm. Contact the library at 215-685-7671 to sign up.
  • Saturday, May 16 – Preserving strawberries with honey and Pomona’s Pectin at the Morris Arboretum. 10 am – 12 noon. $40/45. Register here.
  • Tuesday, May 19 – Live online class through Concert Window! Class starts at 7 pm Eastern time and will finish up around 8:30 pm. Costs $20 and you can sign up here.
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Upcoming Events: Philly, Carlisle, PA, and Harvest on Henry Festival

Marisa at Williams Sonoma

Upcoming events!

October 14, Philadelphia
I’m teaching a sauerkraut class at the German Society of Pennsylvania tonight 7-9 pm. Everyone will make their own quart jar of sauerkraut to take home with them. Class fee is $15 and you can register by emailing librarian@germansociety.org. More details about this class can be found here. I believe the class is full, but I know there was a waiting list, for any of you who feel moved to see if you can get in on a spur of the moment jar of sauerkraut.

October 15, Carlisle, PA
On Wednesday, I’m heading out to the center of Pennsylvania to do a canning demo at the Farmers on the Square market. I’ll be there from 3-5 pm and will have books on hand for sale and signature. I’m also happy to sign books you already own, so if you’re nearby and you’ve got copies, bring them with you!

October 18, Philadelphia
Canning demos and book signing at the Weaver’s Way Farm at Saul HS Harvest on Henry Festival. I’ll do a couple of demonstrations and will help judge the pie contest! More details can be found here. The festival runs from 1-5 pm and is open to all.

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Upcoming Events: Philadelphia! Short Hills, NJ! Hudson, NY!

Preserving by the Pint sliver

It’s a little hard for me to believe, but Preserving by the Pint has been out for nearly six months now. This means that my events schedule is soon going to start quieting down (and thank goodness for that! I have another book to write). Still, there are a few more opportunities to come and see me this month! Check out the schedule and come on out (and make sure to check my Classes and Events page for the complete schedule).

September 15 – Philadelphia
Demo and signing at the Walnut Street West Free Library, 6-7:30 pm.

September 17 – Ridley, PA
Demo and signing at the Ridley Township Public Library, 6-8 pm.

September 18 – Bala Cynwyd, PA
Demo and signing at the Bala Farmers Market, 2:30-6:30 pm.

September 19 – Short Hills, NJ
Canning class (sponsored by the Farm and Fork Society) at the King’s Food Market Cooking School, 11 am – 1 pm or 4-6 pm! Click your preferred time frame to sign up.

September 20 – Philadelphia
All About Apples class at the Morris Arboretum, 10 am – 12 noon. Click here to sign up.

September 25 – Hudson, NY
Canning class at Valley Variety, 6:30-8:30 pm. Click here to sign up.

September 30 – Philadelphia
The third and final preserving-focused dinner at High Street at 9 pm. Call (215) 625-0988 to reserve your seat.

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Upcoming Classes: Reading Terminal Market! Western Mass! Wyebrook Farm!

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Though tomatoes and peaches are finished, there’s still plenty to be canning this time of year. Come take a class and preserve the fruits of autumn.

  • October 29 – Chutney making class with the Fair Food Farmstand at Reading Terminal Market. We’ll make a batch of apple pear chutney (using all local fruit) from 6-8 pm in the Rick Nichols Room. Click here to sign up.
  • October 30 – A hands on pickling workshop with the Lower Merion Conservancy. We’ll make cauliflower pickles, taste a few things from my pantry, and dig into the basics of the boiling water bath canning. Class runs from 7 – 8:30 pm and costs $35 for LMC members and $45 for non-members. Click here to register.
  • November 1 to 3 – Join me in Western Mass. for a weekend-long canning class at the Rowe CenterMore details can be found here.
  • November 4 – Get ready for Thanksgiving by making a batch of Honey Sweetened Cranberry Sauce at the Plymouth Meeting Whole Foods Market. Class is from 6:30 to 8:30 pm and costs $35. Click here to sign up.
  • November 16 – Spiced applesauce class at the Tyler Arboretum. We’ll cover the basics of boiling water bath canning and walk through the steps necessary to make a batch of delicious, low sugar applesauce. Class is from 10 am – 12 noon and costs $60 for Arboretum Members, $70 for non-members. For more details, click here and select the “Health and Wellness” drop down.
  • November 17 – Mulled Cider Jelly class at Wyebrook Farm in Chester County, PA. Class runs from 2 – 4 pm. Click here to sign up.
  • November 18 – Prep for Thanksgiving and make cranberry preserves with me at the Fair Food Farmstand in Reading Terminal Market. Class is from 6-8 pm in the Rick Nichols Room. Click here to sign up.
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Upcoming Classes, Events, and Canning Demos

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We’re deep into the harvest season and that means lots of classes, events, and book signings. Here’s were I’ll be in the next couple of weeks. Mark your calendars!

Events and Demos

This Saturday, October 26, I’ve got two free events.

  • At 10 am, I’ll be at Central Market in Lancaster City, PA as part of their Food Day/Week celebration. I’ll be showing how I make small batches of Pear Vanilla Jam, sweetened with honey. There will be fun and samples for all.
  • Then, from 1 to 5 pm, I’ll be at the Williams-Sonoma at the Bellevue in Philly as part of their Artisan Market. I’ll be leading a canning demo and then will be sticking around to sell and sign books.

On Sunday, October 27, I’m doing two demos at one event.

  • From 1 to 4 pm, I’ll be at the Lehigh Valley Harvest Festival, sharing the Fillmore Container Preserving the Harvest demo stage with Amanda Feifer from Phickle. I’m making Pear Vanilla Jam and Pickled Pears, Amanda is making Sauerkraut and Kefir. This event costs $25 per person, but is well worth the fee.

Classes

  • October 29 – Chutney making class with the Fair Food Farmstand at Reading Terminal Market. We’ll make a batch of apple pear chutney (using all local fruit) from 6-8 pm in the Rick Nichols Room. Click here to sign up.
  • October 30 – A hands on pickling workshop with the Lower Merion Conservancy. We’ll make cauliflower pickles, taste a few things from my pantry, and dig into the basics of the boiling water bath canning. Class runs from 7 – 8:30 pm and costs $35 for LMC members and $45 for non-members. Click here to register.
  • November 1 to 3 – Join me in Western Mass. for a weekend-long canning class at the Rowe CenterMore details can be found here.
  • November 16 – Spiced applesauce class at the Tyler Arboretum. We’ll cover the basics of boiling water bath canning and walk through the steps necessary to make a batch of delicious, low sugar applesauce. Class is from 10 am – 12 noon and costs $60 for Arboretum Members, $70 for non-members. For more details, click here and select the “Health and Wellness” drop down.
  • November 17 – Mulled Cider Jelly class at Wyebrook Farm in Chester County, PA. Class runs from 2 – 4 pm. Click here to sign up.
  • November 18 – Prep for Thanksgiving and make cranberry preserves with me at the Fair Food Farmstand in Reading Terminal Market. Class is from 6-8 pm in the Rick Nichols Room. Click here to sign up.
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