Local strawberries are beginning to make their way into Seacoast farmers’ markets and farm stands. Early season varieties are particularly suited to preserving — take advantage of their arrival and learn basic canning skills while making strawberry jam at this upcoming workshop sponsored by New Eden Collaborative in Newbury, MA:
Strawberry Preserve Workshop
New Eden Collaborative of First Parish Church
20 High Road – Route 1A, Newbury, MA 01951
Saturday, June 18, 2011
10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Join us in the kitchen for an introduction to food preservation with Strawberries!
There’s nothing that compares to the taste of ripe June strawberries, except your own strawberry preserves in January. Participants will learn how to save the flavor bounty of summer fruits using the simple hot water bath canning method. All will take home a jar of strawberry jam, the recipe, and a list of resources for further food preservation fun. Note: this workshop might run past noon.
Fee: $23 per person or $28 per couple taking home 1 jar of jam with online registration; $25 per single or $30 per couple the day of the event.
Workshop leader Charlotte Dion is a Permaculture designer, organic gardener, hen herder and suburban homesteader. She is a consultant to Transition Newburyport, the New Eden Community Gardens, and The Green Artists League. She teaches a variety of workshops on regenerative solutions around the North Shore and Boston. Charlotte is also the founder and organizer of the North Shore Permaculture organization.
For more information: http://www.newedengarden.org/workshops/