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The Philly Farm & Food Fest is Coming!

Philly Farm & Food Fest

Things have been pretty quiet on the event front for me lately (what with the book writing and all), but I’ve got a fun event coming up next week. I’ll be at the 4th annual Philly Farm and Food Fest at the Pennsylvania Convention Center from 11 am to 4 pm. This event brings together farmers, food producers, and other makers from around the region for a delicious day of tasting, learning, and shopping.

I’ll be there to sign books and offer a jam making demonstration, but I’m not the only local author who will be there. A whole group of us are taking over a classroom and offering signings at the Cookbook Stall’s corner. Here’s the demo schedule and the signing schedule.

Demo Schedule
11:15 – Meat Lite with Tara Matazara Desmond and Joy Manning: How to get the most bang from your local meat dollar
12:15 – Stumped for Sides with Tara Matazara Desmond
1:15 – Preserving with Natural Sweeteners with me, Marisa McClellan
2:15 – ​Going Beyond Kombucha with Amanda Feifer
3:15 – Pasta from Liguria with Jeff Michaud

Cookbook Signing Schedule
11 am – Jeremy Nolen & Marisa McClellan
12 noon – George Hummel & Allyson Kramer
1 pm – Tara Matazara Desmond & Joy Manning
2 pm – Matt Teacher & Jeff Michaud
3 pm – Aliza Green

Tickets are available now and can be purchased here. General admission tickets are $20 and kids 12 and under are free.

Oh, and there’s just one other thing going on that day. From 10-11 am, there’s a special Industry Preview Hour for wholesale buyers. It’s a great opportunity for folks to discover new products or resources for their businesses (with coffee and pastry from La Colombe). If you’re in that category, leave a comment on this post so I can send you a discount code that will get you $25 off the $40 admission fee.

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Livestream Canning Demo at the Chemical Heritage Foundation

peach salsa demo at Linvillla

This picture is not of me at the Chemical Heritage Foundation, but it’s one of the few I have of me demonstrating somewhere.

Friends! Just a quick note to let you know that I’m doing a pair of canning demonstrations tonight at the Chemical Heritage Foundation in Old City, Philadelphia. These demos are part of First Friday events and are free and open to the public (should you want to stop by).

If you can’t make it in person, CHF will also be streaming the both presentations live (5:30 and 6:45), so you can see me in action, even if you’re far away.

I have embedded the livestream code after the jump in this blog post, so you can watch directly from this page. Or, if that’s not working in an ideal manner, you can also watch here.

Finally, if you can’t catch one of the demos live, they will live on indefinitely on the CHF Youtube page.

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This Sunday at the Philly Farm & Food Fest

All set up to record an online canning demo!

Friends! If you are in the Philadelphia area, you will not want to miss the Philly Farm & Food Fest. It’s happening this Sunday, April 13, from 11 am to 4 pm at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. There will be workshops, opportunities to sample local foods, and even a libations lounge (there is a small additional fee required if you’re interested in a tipple).

I am going to be there offering a small batch canning demo (I’ll be showing how to make and can my honey sweetened strawberry jam) and will also have a big old stack of copies of the new book that you can buy ($20 cash or card) and then get signed (I’m also always happy to sign copies that you already bought).

Tickets to the Fest are $20 for adults. Kids 12 and under are free. You can buy them here!

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This Weekend: Eat Boutique Spring Pop Up Market at Fringe!

First sighting of the new book in the wild! It is a rare and unique joy.

Hey Boston! I’m coming to see you this weekend. I’ll be at the Eat Boutique Spring Pop Up Market at Fringe on Saturday and Sunday from 12 noon to 5 pm to show off my small batch canning tricks, sign books (we’ll have copies of both Food in Jars and Preserving by the Pint), and answer canning questions.

What’s more, the nice folks at Cuppow are giving a free BNTO to everyone who buys a copy of one of my books (I’m also going to be showing some of the cool things you can do with a BNTO).

Here are all the details:
When: Saturday, April 5 and Sunday, April 6, 12 noon to 5 pm.
Where: Fringe Union
9 Olive Square
Somerville, Massachusetts 02143
How much: Totally free!

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Canning Demo and Book Signing at the Radnor Memorial Library

canning demo set-up

While it’s still winter, things are starting to heat up on my calendar. I’m making daily additions to my classes and events page and tomorrow night, I’ll be kicking off the season with a canning demo and book signing at the Radnor Memorial Library.

I’ll be making a small batch of pear vanilla jam, talking about safe canning techniques, and selling/signing copies of first book (I don’t have copies of the new book to share yet). It’s a free event and the action starts at 7 pm sharp. If you already have a copy of my book that you want signed, please do bring it!

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Monday and Tuesday at the Pennsylvania Farm Show

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I mentioned this at the bottom of my straight sided half pint jar giveaway post on Wednesday, but I wanted to call it out here again in case you’re going to be in the greater Harrisburg, PA area tomorrow or the day after.

I’m going to be doing a series of canning demos and book signings this Monday, January 6 and Tuesday, January 7 at the Pennsylvania Farm Show. I’ll be at the Fillmore Container Preservation Station on the Main Floor in the Family Living area. The demos will be at 10 am and 4 pm (I’m doing batches of Pear Vanilla Jam and Pickled Cauliflower each day). There’s also a very good chance that I’ll be demoing on the PCN Main Stage at 1 pm on those days as well.

I’ll be sticking fairly close to the Preservation Station when not demoing to answer questions and sell books, so if you’re at the show and pick up a signed copy of my book (or bring your copy to get signed), please come on by!

Also, if you haven’t done so yet, make sure to enter the Canner’s Treasure Chest giveaway that Fillmore Container is hosting on their blog.

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