Preserving the Harvest: Canning Tomatoes

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Capture the peak of the season through learning to can tomatoes in this hands-on workshop with Master Food Preserver and farmer Jeff Benton of Orange Circle Farm:

We are officially entering into peak preserving season. It’s nice to sit back and enjoy the bounty that August has to offer, but there won’t be a better time to start preserving some of this harvest to enjoy for those colder days that we all know will be here soon enough. Pickled beets, dilly beans, bread and butter pickles, frozen peppers, frozen green beans, frozen or canned vegetable stock. It’s all available now. There’s an online form on the OCF website “Where to Buy” page that is updated weekly with produce that is available to order in bulk and preserve as you wish.

Soon to be added to the list of vegetables available in bulk: TOMATOES!!! Not sure how to can tomatoes but want to learn how? I’ll be leading a hands-on class to show you all the basics. The kind folks at the Second Christian Congregational United Church of Christ in Kittery have offered use of their kitchen for a night to host the class. We’ll be canning tomatoes from the farm and talking about other means of preservation as we go. Wednesday, August 20, 6-9pm. Cost: $12. No experience necessary. Limit of 12 students. Email me to reserve your spot now: jeff@orangecirclefarm.com

For more information: www.orangecirclefarm.com

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