The next Re-skill-ience Workshop is coming up – Jam Making and Food Preservation with Ann Hamilton of the UNH Cooperative Extension. The workshop takes place on Wednesday, September 7th, from 5:30-7:30pm in Wakefield, NH. The Re-Skill-ience Series consists of hands-on workshops focusing on homesteading, sustainable living, and traditional bushcraft skills.
Participants of the workshop will learn about the latest research-based methods and recipes, have questions answered, and learn about preserving food safely at home, using a boiling-water canner. Participants will gain hands-on experience in jam, which means there will be a yummy treat to take home!
Ann has been a Field Specialist in food safety with the UNH Cooperative Extension’s Food & Agriculture team since 1988. She works with individuals, farmers and the food service industry to improve safe food handling practices and reduce the risk of food-borne illnesses. In her spare time, she does enjoy canning jams, pickles and applesauce.
Still need a few more reasons why food preservation is a great skill to learn? Here are five of our favorites:
- Rekindle your farm-fresh memories of cucumbers, berries, and tomatoes in the dead of winter.
- Environmentally friendly – with locally sourced food, re-usable preserving jars, and reduced mood miles.
- Save money – preserve your own harvest, or buy seasonal food in bulk to save on future food costs.
- Flavor! Nothing beats locally grown veggies and fruits, especially those without artificial ingredients.
- Community involvement – you can preserve and share the harvest with family, friends and neighbors. You can also teach these skills to the next generation.
The Jam Making and Food Preservation workshop takes place from 5:30pm to 7:30pm, at the First Congregational Church of Wakefield located at 2718 Wakefield Rd, Sanbornville, NH. The workshop costs $15 for admission, plus a $6 materials fee for a total of $21 per person. Pre-registration is requested online, or by calling 603-539-6460.