I have heard from several people that they have always wanted to learn how to make jam or pickles, some have even told me that they find the process intimidating. It always seems strange to me because I come from a family with a mom who always made home made jam, an aunt who makes the best pickled onions I have ever tasted, a sister who makes her own tomato sauce each year and another sister who can turn around a batch of jam while roasting a turkey or running outside to help deliver a cow :). I guess you could say in my family preserving is second nature.
So I am pretty excited that on Monday, June 25th from 6-9pm I will be teaching a preserving class in conjunction with Withrow Park Farmer's Market. This year Withrow Market is offering up From Scratch Cooking Workshops so my preserving class will be the first in a series of great classes throughout the summer.
The class costs $45 and that includes materials and ingredients which are guaranteed to be fresh as we will be getting them from the market on the Saturday before the class from one of the many farmer's who bring their gorgeous product to market. Pre-registration and a 50% non-refundable deposit are required and if you are interested in joining the class you can reach out to Roberta at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I hope to see some friendly faces in the crowd but I am equally as excited to see some new faces and just have the chance to talk preserving with people who share the interest.