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Upcoming Events: July and August 2016

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In past years, I’ve made a critical error during my book tours and that is that I spent so much time on the road that I don’t leave myself enough time to do my own canning. This year, I’m trying to mend my ways and not commit my entire summer to travel.

So this month, I’m only doing a few events so that I can make sure I put up plenty of July produce. I’ll be back out on the road a bunch in August, though, so mark your calendars!

July 12 – Online! I’ll be streaming live from my kitchen on to the Food in Jars FB page, using Facebook Live. Festivities start at 9 pm eastern time.

July 13 – Chestnut Hill, PA! Jam Making with Natural Sweeteners, with the Weaver’s Way Co-op at the Henry Got Crops Farm in Roxborough. 7-9 pm. Register here.

July 24 – Hellertown, PA! Canning demo and book signing at the Saucon Valley Farmers Market. 10 am. Free!

July 22 – Online! It’s International Can-it-Forward day and I’ll be presenting a live streaming canning demo via the Ball Canning website. Sign the participation pledge today!

August 6 – Washington, DC! Canning classes at the US Botanic Garden. Morning class (10:30 am – 12:30 pm) features canning with honey and maple. Afternoon class (1:30 – 3:30 pm) features recipes using coconut sugar and fruit juices.

August 7 – Philadelphia! Book signing and jam tasting at Headhouse Square Farmers Market with Food Swap Cookbook author Emily Paster! 10 am to 2 pm. Free!

August 8 – Sewell, NJ! Free canning demo at the Margaret E. Heggan Free Public Library. 7 pm.

August 13 – Millersville, PA! Canning class at Homefields Farm. 10 am – 12 noon. More details here.

August 19 – Amaganesett, NY! Canning class at Amber Waves Farm. 3-6 pm. Register here.

August 20 – Great Barrington, MA! Demo and book signing at the Great Barrington Farmers Market! 9 am – 1 pm. Free!

August 21 – Hillsdale, NY! Canning class at Hillsdale Home Chef. 2:30-5 pm. $65. Register here.

August 24 – Chestnut Hill, PA! Easy Tomato Salsa, with the Weaver’s Way Co-op at the Chestnut Hill Friends Meeting House. 7-9 pm. Register here.

August 27 – Fayetteville, AR! Canning demo at the Fayetteville Roots Festival. More details to come!

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Classes and Demos: Blooming Glen Farm! Carlisle, PA! Whole Foods Market! And More!


More and more now, copies of the book are OUT THERE. This means that it’s time for me to start getting out there too. Here are some of the places I’ll be over the next few weeks.

Thursday, May 17
I’ll be at the Glen Mills, PA Whole Foods Market (that’s this one) from 6 – 7 pm. I’m going to demonstrate how to make strawberry vanilla jam, answer questions and sign books.

Friday, May 18
I’m speaking at TECHmunch in New York City. I’m going to do a quick small batch canning demo from 12:30 – 1 pm and I’ll be around the whole day if you want to come and say hi (it looks like there are still tickets available if you’re tempted to attend).

Saturday, May 19
I’m teaching a strawberry vanilla jam class at beautiful Blooming Glen Farm in Perkasie, PA. There are still spots available in this class and I’d love to see some of you there!  Click here to register.

Wednesday, May 23
I’m spending the day in Carlisle, PA. In the morning, I’m teaching a (sold out) canning class. From 3:30 – 5 pm, I’ll be at the Farmers on the Square market doing a couple of canning demos and answering canning questions. From 5:30 -6:30, I’ll be at the Whistlestop Book Shop signing books. Big, big thanks to Christine Burns Rudalevige for orchestrating all these events!

Tuesday, May 29
You’ll find me at the Odyssey Bookshop in South Hadley, MA from  7-9 pm. I’m going to do a refrigerator pickle demo and tasting and sign books. For more info, click here.

Saturday, June 2
I’ll be at my home away from home, Greensgrow Farm in Philadelphia, PA. From 12:30 – 2 pm, I’ll be on hand to sell and sign books, answer canning questions and offer you an array of pickled delights. Come on out and say hi!

Sunday, June 3
From 11 am – 1 pm, I’ll be at the Dupont Circle Farmers’ Market in Washington, D.C. It’s a canning demo and book signing and it should be lots of fun.

Monday, June 4
I’ll be at the Devon, PA Whole Foods Market from 5 – 7 pm. I’m going to demonstrate how strawberry vanilla jam again (it’s delicious and so seasonal!), answer questions and sign books.

Tuesday, June 5
I’ll be at the Callowhill, PA Whole Foods Market from 5 – 7 pm. This is my regular WFM, so I’m particularly excited to be there. Much like the other WFM events, I’m going to demonstrate how strawberry vanilla jam, answer questions and sign books.

Then I head to the west coast and things get crazy in a whole new way. I’ll round up all those events next week, so that no one misses out.

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