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Upcoming Events: Philly! Ambler! Bryn Mawr! Chestnut Hill!

I just signed all the copies of my book at  the Powell's on Hawthorne! Go get 'em!

I got back to Philadelphia last Thursday and have since been trying to catch up with life. There has been a goodly amount of unpacking, doing laundry, grocery shopping, and catching up with friends, family, and my endlessly patient husband. I get to stick around Philadelphia for the next ten days or so and will be offering classes, demos, and book signings at a variety of spots around the region. Come out and tell your friends!

July 10
My editor Kristen Wiewora and I will be having a conversation about Preserving by the Pint at the Central branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia at 7:30 pm. The event is free and will be followed by a book signing. More details here.

July 12
In the morning, I’ll be at the Ambler Farmers Market from 9 am to 1 pm with books for sale and signature. I’ll also be demoing batches of honey sweetened stone fruit jam at 9:30 and 11:30 am.

From 2-4 pm, I’ll be at Main Point Books in Bryn Mawr with samples of jam and a pen, ready to sign copies of Preserving by the Pint.

July 13
You’ll find me at the Saucon Valley Farmers Market in Hellertown, PA from 10 am to 12 noon, doing a jam demo and selling/signing books.

July 14
I’ll teaching a demonstration class at the Plymouth Meeting Whole Foods Market from 6-8 pm. Come check out all my small batch tricks and have a taste of jam. Sign up by emailing Genevieve.Greco@wholefoods.com or calling 610-832-0010.

July 15
I’m teaming up with Weaver’s Way Co-op for another preserving class at the Chestnut Hill Friends Meetinghouse. The class is from 7-9 pm. Click here to sign up.

 July 16
I’ll be at the Devon Whole Foods Market from 2-5 pm, making a pair of recipes from Preserving by the Pint and signing books.

For the rest of my summer signings, classes, and demos, make sure to check out my events page.

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Upcoming Classes and Events: Brooklyn! Marple Township! Perkasie!

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August is here and the tomatoes are coming! Here are some of the places you’ll find me in the next few weeks! I’ll be talking jam, vinegar pickles and lots of tomatoes, so don’t miss it!

  •  August 7 – Jam class at The Brooklyn Kitchen in Brooklyn, NY. Last I heard, there were still four spots available in this hands-on class. We’ll make two kinds of nectarine jam, one with Pomona’s Pectin, and one batch without any additional pectin at all. 
  • August 8 – Free canning demo and book signing at the Marple Township Library in Broomall, PA. Festivities start at 7 pm. Click here for more info.
  • August 10 – Pickles at Indy Hall! This class will focus on vinegar-based pickles. A deeply hands-on class, students will make quick cucumber and preserved green bean pickles and will take both varieties home to compare and contrast. There are just two spots left in this class. First come, first serve!
  • August 12 – Free jam and water bath canning demo at the Santore Library in South Philadelphia. The demo starts at 6 pm. More information is here
  • August 15 – Tomato canning workshop at Reading Terminal Market. This event is sold out!
  • August 17 – A massive tomato canning workshop at Blooming Glen Farm in Perkasie, PA. I’m going to set up a bunch of burners and we’ll can enough tomatoes for everyone to take home 2-3 quarts (final yield will depend on how much we’re able to get through that day). It costs $75 and will be a sweaty, fun, productive day. Click here to sign up.
  • August 18 – Canning demo and book signing at Wyebrook Farm, with a few tastes of preserves from my pantry. I’ll make a batch of spiced plum jam and will have books to sign. The event starts at 2 pm. Click here to sign up.
  • August 20 – Spicy Tomato Chutney class from 6:30 – 8:30 pm at the Plymouth Meeting Whole Foods Market. Click here to sign up!
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The First Philly Food Swap

first Philly Food Swap

Last Thursday, after multiple months of planning, the first Philly Food Swappers gathering landed in the basement of the First Unitarian Church of Philadelphia (many thanks again to the church for donating their space). There were homemade jams and jellies, jars of granola, batches of hand pies, vodka infused with horseradish, tea blends, cheese spreads, butters, salsas and jars of hot buttered rum batter.

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I’ve been watching the food swap movement with great interest for the last couple years. According to Kate Payne’s list, there are more than 40 swap groups regularly trading homemade food in the US, Canada and UK. I’ve been dreaming about making it happen here for some time, but never had the time to add another juicy task to my overflowing list of to-dos. But then something wonderful happened.

first Philly Food Swap

I heard from Georgia, who was also interested in pulling a food swapping group together. At the same time, Alexis and Amanda were chatting about it. Once Alexis and I made the connection, we were a planning group of four. Suddenly it felt possible. We picked a date, found a location and put the word out.

first Philly Food Swap

There were nearly 40 people at our first food swap. The diversity of offerings was incredible, as were the many dishes shared on the potluck table. Everyone was kind, generous and so excited to be sharing what they’d made.

first swap haul

I traded three kinds of jam (Pear vanilla. Plum star anise. Peach amaretto vanilla.) for a universe of good stuff. Homemade yogurt. That hot buttered rum batter. Black forest preserves. Caramel pear butter (from Taylor, who wrote a great recap of the event). A pint of granola. Hot chile jelly. Masala applesauce. Spicy cheddar, bacon and chive spread. Veggie marinara. A granola round. Pumpkin bread.

We haven’t set the date for the next Philly Food Swappers event, but will be soon. We’re thinking sometime in the lull between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Follow the Facebook page to stay tuned.

And if you want to start your own food swapping group, make sure to visit Kate’s food swapping page for details and links to other groups.

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