Home Food Preservation Workshops

Home Food Preservation Workshops
July 22, 2012 1 Comment Richmond Food Security
When:
August 1, 2012 @ 12:30 am – 2:30 am
2012-08-01T00:30:00+00:00
2012-08-01T02:30:00+00:00
Where:
Garratt Wellness Centre
7504 Chelsea Pl
Richmond, BC V7C 3S8
Canada
Cost:
$5
Contact:
Colin Dring

Workshops

Join Chef Karen Dar Woon for hands-on food preservation workshops. Using donated fruit and vegetables, participants will make jams, pickles, chutneys and salsas. Karen will discuss how different preserves are used in day-to-day cooking. Recipes prepared at each session will depend on produce availability.

Additional topics include: basic knife skills, small batch/small space methods, safe food handling, choosing produce, and food preservation methods including home canning, drying and freezing.

Registration is $5 per workshop, subsidies are available. Please bring a paring knife, peeler, kitchen knife, and cutting board, wear close-toed shoes, and have hair tied back. Items made at each session will be donated to the Richmond Food Bank, or be sold to raise funds for The Sharing Farm Society.

[box type=”info”] Have produce and recipes of your own, but need a place and equipment to do your canning? We can help! A limited number of drop-in spaces are available for Drop-in fee of $5 can be paid at the door.[/box]

A special Pressure canning workshop (for fish) on October 9 is by registration only.

Food Preservation Workshop Registration

Fill out the form below to reserve a space in one or more home food preservation workshops. Registration is limited to 12 per workshop. Drop-ins are limited to 3-5 people per workshop. Each workshop is $5 and payable at the door.
    October 9th's workshop is registration only. It will be a special workshop on pressure canning fish.
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    Alycia Hubbard

    Hello, my name is Alycia Hubbard and I am a research student at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario.
    I am working with a local non-profit food security organization called Loving spoonful that is running a food preservation program. Loving Spoonful’s ‘Preserve Reserves’ program cans and freezes donated harvest during the months of August-November. During the winter months these preserves are delivered to shelters and meal programs to promote food security and ensure there are healthy fresh fruits and vegetables on peoples plates.

    I am contacting you today in hopes to gather information from organizations with similar initiatives as Loving Spoonful’s to gain insight on what contributed to the success and sustainability of their preservation program.

    I would love to speak to you about your program as I believe it would be incredibly valuable to my research and greatly appreciated. The information given would be confidential and will not be disclosed to anyone outside the organization we are associated with.

    The following is a link to our community partner, Loving Spoonful: http://lovingspoonful.org/

    Regards,

    Alycia Hubbard

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