Food Preservation: Summer all Year + Make Salsa!

Update: Session 1, from 10-12 is full. We added a second session 12:30-2:30. Sign up to secure your spot! Register for Session 2 here: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/7398131009

(This is a ticketed class.)

Taste summer in the depths of winter -- Learn to can, freeze, and plan your way to a winter full of local produce!

July is the time to start preserving all that summer bounty. Learn the best ways to preserve each kind of food through canning and freezing, plus recipe ideas for soups, stews, and casseroles that make good homemade frozen dinners.

With the class, start a plan for your summer shopping and preserving so you have enough to last all year.


Together the class will cook and can a batch of salsa using ingredients from the Union Square Farmers Market, and you will take your very own half-pint home. The same general techniques apply to canning all fruits, tomatoes, and pickles, so after this class you’ll be ready to safely preserve all your favorite fresh produce.

Students in this class will experience and learn:
- The hows and why's of putting away summer harvests
- Preparation of salsa recipe appropriate for canning
- Steps of water bath canning including sterilization, filling jars, and processing

After participating in the class, students will have in hand:
- Half pint of canned salsa
- Recipes
- Techniques for additional canning and freezing methods

$30 for class plus $5 materials fee. Reserve your spot here! http://relish-eorg.eventbrite.com/

Presented by Sam Musher:
Thanks to canning, drying, and freezing, Sam Musher hasn’t bought produce in winter since 2006. She has taught canning at the Union Square Farmers’ Market and with the League of Urban Canners, and was a co-organizer of the Cambridge Urban Ag Fair and now of the Urban Homesteaders’ League. In her day job, she’s a middle school library teacher.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    will there be a session on fermentation?

    July 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    attending the second session!

    July 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I procrastinated and didn't purchase my ticket in time. I WOULD attend a 12 pm class.

    July 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    We added a second session! We need at least 5 people to join to make it work. same class, just 12:30-2:30
    http://www.eventbrite.com/event/7398131009

    July 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I hoped to attend, but event has a wait list....

    July 5, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      would you take the class at noon if we add a second session this Saturday?

      July 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    argh...still waitlist on the eventbrite site. :(

    July 9, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      would you take the class at noon if we add a second session this Saturday?

      July 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    This event is full - I'll post here is a spot opens up. But there is a very similar class August 10, with an emphasis on late summer and fall harvests. The class will make stone fruit jam as the demo and make preservation plans to put away for the winter - http://relish8-10-13-eorg.eventbrite.com/

    There are still about 6 or 7 spots in the August class

    July 9, 2013

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