In Home Classes

I offer three types of in-home classes – Basic Classes, Advanced Classes and Preservation Make & Take Parties. Please see below for class descriptions.

I am currently taking a short break from teaching – I have gone back to school in order to get my secondary education teaching degree in order to teach Family & Consumer Sciences! 

New Preservation School classes will be offered in Spring 2018 so please follow my Facebook page for updates! 

Basic Classes

$60.00 per student

Taught in the student’s home kitchen, these classes are for beginners and are designed for no more than 3-4 students, in order to maximize hands-on, personalized instruction. For larger groups, please see the Preservation Make & Take Party listed below. Instruction, produce, hand outs, and supplies are included in the course fee. Produce is sourced from local farms and the Woodstock Farmer’s Market.

Preserving Fruit Basics

Learn how to make two kinds of jam in this hands-on two-hour class. We will review how to prepare the fruit, cook the jam in order to get a perfect set, and then water bath can it in order to make it shelf stable. We’ll also review how to trouble shoot problems (such as runny jam or unsealed jars), how to store the jam and recipe ideas for using it in cooking.

Pickle Basics

Learn how to make two kinds of pickles in this hands-on two-hour class. We will review how to prepare the vegetables, create a brine, and then water bath can it in order to make it shelf stable. We’ll also review how to trouble shoot problems (such as soft pickles or unsealed jars), how to store the pickles and recipe ideas for using it in cooking.

Preserving Tomatoes Basics

Learn how to make two kinds of tomato products – salsa and whole tomatoes canned in their own juice – in this hands-on two-hour class. We will review how to prepare the fruit, cook the tomatoes, and then water bath can it in order to make it shelf stable. We’ll also review how to trouble shoot problems (such as floating tomatoes or unsealed jars), how to store the tomatoes and recipe ideas for using it in cooking.

 

Advanced Classes

$70.00 per student

Taught in the student’s home kitchen, these classes are for students who have some familiarity and experience with water bath canning. They are designed for no more than 3-4 students, in order to maximize hands-on, personalized instruction. For larger groups, please see the Preservation Make & Take Party listed below. Instruction, produce, hand outs, and supplies are included in the course fee. Produce is sourced from local farms and the Woodstock Farmer’s Market.

Preserving Fruit Advanced

Learn how to make two kinds of jelly in this hands-on two-hour class. We will review how to prepare the fruit, cook the jelly in order to get a perfect set, and then water bath can it in order to make it shelf stable. We’ll also review how to trouble shoot problems (such as runny jelly or unsealed jars), how to store the jelly and recipe ideas for using it in cooking.

Preserving Tomatoes Advanced

Learn how to make the ultimate tomato product – marinara sauce – in this hands-on two-hour class. We will review how to prepare the fruit, cook the tomatoes, and then water bath can it in order to make it shelf stable. We’ll also review how to trouble shoot problems (such as sauce consistency or unsealed jars), how to store the tomatoes and recipe ideas for using it in cooking.

 

Preservation Make & Take Party

$200 for up to 10 students

Preservation Make & Take parties are a fun and unusual way to combine a celebration in your home with learning a new skill! Taught in the student’s home kitchen, these classes are a combination of demonstrated technique and hands on learning. Instruction, produce, premium hand outs, and supplies are included in the course fee, in addition to a private Facebook event page for your party. I am also happy to incorporate student-provided decorations, theme materials, etc. into the party. Produce is sourced from local farms and the Woodstock Farmer’s Market.

Any of the Basic or Advanced Courses above can be incorporated into a Preservation Make & Take Party, or I can work with you to design a completely custom class to suit your group.

These parties are perfect for –

  • Ladies’ Night In
  • Birthday Parties
  • Bridal Showers
  • Home School Classes
  • Corporate Team Building
  • Garden Club Events
  • Civic Group Activities
  • Just Because!
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