Wish you had the know-how to, say, grow beautiful cucumbers and turn them into fabulous pickles? Get out your calendar — Weavers Way Farms’ 2014 Homesteading Workshop Series will have you in a pickle, a jam, a mason jar in no time! Learn the skills you need to turn the inside and outside of your home into a DIY hub, and have a good time in the process. For more info, contact Local Product Coordinator Stephanie Kane: email@example.com or 215-843-2350 ext 122.
Here's what's coming up:
Tuesday, August 5 , 7-9 p.m.
Intro to Canning Tomatoes with Marisa McClellan
Learn the basics of tomato preservation and boiling-water-bath canning with cookbook author and Food in Jars blogger Marisa McClellan. She’ll walk you through the steps of prepping, packing and preserving whole peeled tomatoes. All students will go home with the recipe and canning details, as well as a jar of the tomatoes made in class that day. At Chestnut Hill Friends Meetinghouse. $30.*
Tuesday, August 19 , 6-7:30 p.m.
Learn about making the simplest fermented food around — sauerkraut. We’ll go over the basics as well as investigate how to add different flavors, textures and nutritional benefits. Fee includes one jar of sauerkraut to take home. At Weavers Way Farms at Saul High School. $15 at the door.** Register for this class.
Tuesday, Sept. 9, 7-9 p.m.
Pickles Two Ways with Marisa McClellan
Learn the basics of pickling with cookbook author and Food in Jars blogger Marisa McClellan. She’ll walk you through the steps of making both quick refrigerated pickles and preserved pickles done in a boiling-water bath. All students will go home with the recipes and canning details, as well as the two jars of pickles they made in class that day. At Chestnut Hill Friends Meetinghouse. $30.*
Tuesday, Sept. 16, 6-7:30 p.m.
Grow-Your-Own Oyster Mushroom Kit Workshop
Tyler Case from Mycopolitan, a Philadelphia-based mushroom grower, will show you how to make a kit where you can harvest oyster mushrooms from your counter! At Weavers Way Farms at Saul High School. $15 at the door.** Register for this class.
*Go to brownpapertickets.com to sign up for Marisa McClellan’s workshops.
**Proceeds benefit Weavers Way Farms.