On Sunday, September 4th at the Redwood Valley Farmers Market, I’ll be doing a canning demo. I’ll be using whatever’s at the market that morning, so it’s hard to know exactly what that will mean, but I’m pretty sure I’ll be making something along these lines:
- a pickle
- a tomato thing
- a jammy thing
Bread and butter pickles? Half-sour refrigerator dill pickles? Tomato sauce? Salsa? Ketchup? Strawberry jam? Pickled turnips? Dilly beans?
The possibilities are endless! September is the perfect time of year for late-summer preserving, and here in Northern California the tomatoes are really just starting to get going.
Part of this demo will also show you how to keep your kitchen ready for canning projects so that you can be flexible around whatever produce is available in abundance, tastes good and is cost effective for canning. (A preview: vinegar, lemon juice, sugar, jars)
The Redwood Valley Farmers Market is located on 8920 East Road in Redwood Valley in Lions Park. The market goes from 9:30 to 12:30 and we’ll probably be canning from around 10 to 12:15. It’s going to be a blast, so stop by. It’s FREE too, plus there will be samples of all the canned goods as we make them!
P.S. If there’s something you want to know how to make, send me an e-mail and we’ll see if we can make it happen.