Put ’em Up!

Got tomatoes, cucumbers, beans?  We’ll explore the many ways to preserve the fruits of your garden (or CSA or supermarket!), including fermenting, pickling, canning, freezing and drying.  I will guide you through my garden and we’ll pick herbs and vegetables which we will prepare in various ways.  How safe is canning?  Should we be careful about fermenting?  What makes pickles, pickles?  How long can you leave frozen food?  These are some of the scientific questions and concerns we’ll address and you will take away some recipes to create your own delicious pickles at home.

Town: New Lebanon
Place: Home
Duration: 1-1/2 to 2 hours
Cost per person: $20
Children under 12: $20, supervised only
Min/max guests: 6/12
Availability: Saturdays, mid-July thru September
Appropriate dress: Bring an apron if you want to get “hands on”!
Items available for purchase: Pickles & canned goods, as available
Complimentary take-home: Booklet of recipes & techniques

Rural Guide: Sarah Conly
Tickets for children ages 5-16 are $5.
Children four years old or younger are free.

All programs meet at the station 15 minutes before program.
Latecomers cannot be accommodated.