A Day of Food Preservation with Preserve

Designed to offer a one-day intensive into the principles of food preservation, this class will give students a great introduction to the science and art of the craft. Taught in the edible gardens of your instructor, this class will give students an opportunity to not only experience the principles of “putting foods by” but to see the workings of a backyard “farm”.  Woven throughout the day will be discussions on the opportunities to reinvent the principles of home economics in response to our ever challenging global environment. 

9:00 - 10:00 Introductions

Why food preservation?

Introduction into basic canning equipment.

10:00 - 12:00 The basics of Jam making

We will review principles, science and art of jam making, talk about fruit varieties and will try our hand at making small-batch jam.

12:00 - 1:00  Lunch prepared by your host from the goodness of the garden

1:00 - 3:00 The Basics of Pickling

We will review the distinction between fermentation and quick pickling and try our hand at making Dilly Beans

3:00 - 3:30 break (Iced tea in the garden)

3:30 - 5:00 Canning Fruits and Tomatoes

We will discuss the principles and observe methods of packing and canning.

Each student will go home with a jar of jam, quick pickles and supporting literature.  Enrollment in this day of food preservation gives you access to continuing food preservation support as a means of encouragement to get you through your first season off canning.  You will also be kept current on other events hosted by Preserve.  Class is limited to eight students. 

Price per student is $150

Class Held At:
4039 NE 14th Ave.
Portland, Oregon 97212

Dates Available: 

June 8

June 22nd

July 13th

July 20th

August 10th