Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Canning Madness!

I am SO super excited about my travel plans this month.  On June 23rd I'm heading up to Ashland, WI (Just east of Duluth) to attend a Master Food Preserver training.  Three whole days of canning, freezing and dehydrating and evenings relaxing on the shores of Lake Superior- Could anything be cooler?!?!

The class is through the University of WI extension service and I'll need to commit to commuity service hours teaching people about food preservation (oh, darn).  Today I got my first packet from them that includes booklets on various preservation topics.  Next comes the pre-test!  I don't know if I've ever been so excited to see a test.

Then in August a co-worker and I will be co-teaching a 2 day canning workshop that includes classes and a community canning kitchen, much like ladies did up until the 1950s to share resources and friendships while preserving their harvest.  It's going to totally rock.  Bring your aprons!

AND  on July 28th my co-op, Mississippi Market, is bringing in Sandor Elix Katz (author of Wild Fermentation and The Revolution Will Not Be Microwaved) for a fermentation class.  He'll prepare kimchi, yogurt or kefir, and beet kvass and autograph your books.  Hooray!

I can barely contain myself.

4 comments:

Catherine said...

What fun! Someday, I will learn how to can things. :)

booksflowers said...

I totally want to be involved when you do your community canning. My mom and her friends used to can together and we kids would be sent outside for the day. I can at home -- but I really miss the comraderie.

Jess said...

Super awesome, Liz! I'm so jealous!

Erin said...

You've got a lot of fun stuff coming up! Lots to look forward to.