Canning Workshops With Fresh City FarmsPosted by Janet on Aug 9, 2012 in Cooking, Events | 9 comments
Are you looking for a way to preserve all that local, seasonal goodness you’re enjoying right now? Join me for one of the canning workshops I’ll be leading, sponsored by Fresh City Farms.
If you don’t already know about them, Fresh City is an amazing organization, working to “create and perfect new ways to connect food makers and eaters.” They are an innovative and entrepreneurial group of individuals. Here’s a short quote from their website:
Fresh City strives to play a role in challenging the status quo. We want to re-connect people with the rhythm of farming by re-introducing it to their daily lives. For most of us today, farming is an invisible activity. Many of us have lost all contact with the very activity that 10,000 years ago set our species off on our present course. By cultivating delicious food right around your corner and partnering with other quality local artisans, we aim to provide you with a food experience that respects our bodies, our planet and our shared tomorrow.
I’m so delighted to be partnering with this wonderful organization again. I’ll be leading a series of introductory canning workshops to help introduce you to this age old method of “putting up” the seasonal bounty of delicious produce we’re enjoying right now.
The workshops are 1.5 hours long and workshop participants get a 3-piece canning kit as well as a starter recipe booklet. Workshops are held at two convenient downtown locations including Merchants of Green Coffee (2 Matilda St., Queen/DVP) and Patagonia (500 King St. W., King/Spadina).
In each workshop I’ll cover the basic principles of canning, address health and safety issues, and do a detailed demonstration of a seasonal canning recipe. I’ll then introduce a couple of other recipes to round out the workshop. All workshops will feature the localest, freshest organic produce available through Fresh City Farms of course!
This is the perfect event for you if you’re a novice to the world of canning and preserving, or if a bumper zucchini crop is looming in your garden! You’ll be amazed at how simple it is to preserve the beauty and goodness of the harvest yourself.
I hope to see you at one of the workshops. Leave a comment below and let me know if you’re coming!