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A Few Glimpses of the Pennsylvania Farm Show

Best of Show

The 99th Pennsylvania Farm Show opened up today in Harrisburg. I spent most of the day at the Fillmore Container booth, demonstrating some recipes from Preserving by the Pint and chatting with people about new guidelines for jar lids, good things to pressure can, and some of the fun jar accessories on display.

January 10

I slipped away from the booth a couple times to scout out the rest of the show. It was intensely crowded, so I didn’t manage to take more than a few pictures, but I thought I’d share some of the scenes I did capture.

Jazzy Jars

I heard that there were a lot more entries to the Jazzy Jar Contest this year than in those past. Jars are hot!

dusty air in the farm show complex

Dust motes in the sunbeams.

prize winning preserves at the PA Farm Show

Some of the entries in the preserves contests. I always enjoy seeing the wide variety of new and old jars people use to hold their fruits and vegetables.

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Canning Demos with Fillmore Container at the Pennsylvania Farm Show

Food in Jars at the Farm Show

Happy New Year! I hope that everyone had a wonderful holiday season! I spent a week in Austin with my family and came back with a cold (darn pre-schoolers!) and so have been slow to get back into the blogging game. I’ve got a post in the works with some of my hopes for this fresh, new year, but while I gather my thoughts, I wanted to drop in with a quick reminder.

The Pennsylvania Farm Show kicks off next week and I’ll be there offering canning demos on Saturday and Sunday, January 10 and 11! Fillmore Container is hosting a demo station at their booth (like they did last year), and they’ll be having a variety of demonstrations and tutorials throughout the show (don’t miss Amanda from Phickle on Monday and Tuesday). The full schedule of happenings at their booth can be found here (there’s also a fabulous giveaway at the end of that post, so don’t miss it).

My schedule is as follows:

Saturday, January 10

  • 10:30 am: Pear Cranberry Chutney at the Fillmore Container booth
  • 1:30 pm: Dilled Carrot Spears at the Fillmore Container booth
  • 4:30 pm: Pear Chocolate Jam at the Fillmore Container booth

Sunday, January 11

  • 10 am: Strawberry Meyer Lemon Marmalade at the Family Living Stage
  • 1 pm: Dilled Carrot Spears at the Fillmore Container booth
  • 4 pm: Pear Chocolate Jam at the Fillmore Container booth

You can find the complete schedule of presenters over at the Fillmore Container blog. And, of course, I’ll have books available for sale and signature throughout the weekend.

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A Pomona’s Pectin and Fillmore Container Giveaway

Preserving with Pomona's Pectin

Hey canners! Pomona’s Pectin and Fillmore Container, two of my favorite preserving-related companies, have teamed up this week to offer a terrific giveaway. Because I’m a huge fan of what they do, I’m posting the rafflecopter code here to help spread the word and let as many people know about the giveaway as possible.

There will be two winners and they will each get a copy of Preserving with Pomona’s Pectin by Allison Carroll Duffy, one box of Pomona’s Pectin, one case of 6 Orchard Road jelly jars (8 oz), including lids and bands, and a lovely stainless steel wide mouth canning funnel.

Plug your info into the widget below to enter! The giveaway closes on Wednesday, August 13 and is open to both US and Canadian residents. More info about this giveaway can be found on the blogs at Pomona’s Pectin and Fillmore Container.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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Tomorrow (Friday, August 8) in Lancaster County

so many peppers

I’m headed to Lancaster County bright and early tomorrow morning for a day of events! If you’re in the area, I’d love to see you at one of these classes or demos! I’ve heard that the demo at Fillmore Container is practically sold out, but there is plenty of availability at Lemon Street Market. As added incentive, everyone who comes out will get a Food in Jars sticker!

August 8 – Lancaster, PA
10-11:30 am – Canning class at Fillmore Container. Click here to sign up!
1-3 pm – Demo and signing at the Le Creuset Outlet. No registration required!
5:30 – 7:30 pm – Canning class and signing at Lemon Street MarketClick here to sign up.

Additionally, Fillmore Container is hosting a giveaway of Orchard Road products in conjunction with my visit out to their place. Check out this blog post for more details and to enter!

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Upcoming Events: New York! Washington, DC! Lancaster!

Honey sweetened peach jam! Freshly made and ready for tasting at the Ambler Farmers Market!

I’m off on vacation until Wednesday afternoon, but when I get back, the classes and events are coming hot and heavy straight through to the end of summer. Here’s where I’ll be over the next couple of weeks.

July 31 – New York
Preserving stone fruit at The Brooklyn Kitchen, Manhattan location. I hear there are just a few spots left in this class, so grab yours today! Click here to register.

August 2 – Washington, DC
Canning classes at the US Botanic Garden. Pickles from 10 am – 12 noon and tomatoes from 1-3 pm. I know for sure that the tomato class is sold out, but I haven’t heard about the pickles class recently.

August 3 – Washington, DC
Demo and signing at the Dupont Circle Farmers Market, 10 am – 12 noon. No registration is necessary and I’ll have a stack of books to sell and sign.

August 3 – Washington, DC
Demo and signing at Del Ray Variety, 3-5 pm. Get your tickets here!

August 5 – Philadelphia
Tomato Canning class with Weaver’s Way Co-op, 7-9 pm. We’ll call whole peeled tomatoes and everyone will go home with the pint jar of tomatoes that they peeled and packed. Click here to sign up.

August 7 – Philadelphia
Demo and signing, Clark Park Farmers Market, 3-5 pm. Totally free and open to all. Hosted by The Food Trust!

August 8 – Lancaster, PA
10-11:30 am – Canning class at Fillmore Container. Click here to sign up!
1-3 pm – Demo and signing at the Le Creuset Outlet. No registration required!
5:30 – 7:30 pm – Canning class and signing at Lemon Street MarketClick here to sign up.

 

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Links: Strawberries, Pickled Cherries, and Links

The shelves at The Pantry bring me such joy!

I landed in Los Angeles late last night, picked up a rental car, and drove to my best-friend-from-college’s apartment. As I zipped along the freeway, I felt both totally at home and entirely out of place. I was born in this city and lived here until I was nearly nine years old. I have a sense of deep, near-cellular recognition with this land and its scents (eucalyptus! dry grass! smog!). I am happy to visit (and to teach a class at The Gourmandise School on Tuesday!), but it is not my place.

After that, I fly back to Portland for all of 29 hours, spend a little time with my sister and curly-headed nephew and then back to Philadelphia. It has been a wonderful west coast book tour and I’m so grateful to all the people who had me into their store, gave me places to sleep, and came out to see me and say hi.

Now, links.

down a warehouse aisle

Thanks to Fillmore Container, for hosting such a generous giveaway last week, as well as to all of you who took the time to leave a comment and share your jar longings! The winner (selected at random) is #914/Shannon. She said, “Love this website! Immediately I found this pour lid that attaches to the canning jar which is perfect for when I make salad dressings. So whether or not (which I hope so) win I will be buying this and more.”

Congratulations, Shannon!

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