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End of Summer Canning and Pickling Class

  • Kendall College 900 North North Branch Street Chicago, IL, 60642 United States (map)

Returning just in time for the end of summer harvesting: Slow Food Chicago’s canning and preservation workshop series!

Kim Werst, Slow Food Chicago Board Member and Market Manager of the 61st Street Farmers Market and former Manager of the Logan Square Farmers Market will lead this intimate, hands-on workshop where attendees will learn the basics of home canning while preparing a recipe using seasonal and locally grown produce.

Topics covered include:

  • low-acid vs. fruit preserves
  • pickling vs. freezing
  • food safety tips
  • proper storage and shelf life  

Several recipes will be provided in addition to the recipe created on site.

Tickets include equipment use and produce from The preSERVE Garden located in North Lawndale. The garden is home to fruit trees and bushes, composting, and an ever-expanding diversity of crops like sweet potatoes, black eyed peas, greens, heirloom tomatoes, and more! 

Each participant will leave with at least two jars of goodies to take home and the skills needed to begin their own good food preservation projects. Spots filled up almost immediately in previous seasons, so don’t waste a minute!

Slow Food Chicago Members receive a discounted rate – check the latest newsletter for your promotion code to enter at check out or email for more information!

Earlier Event: September 26
Slow Food at Chicago Gourmet
Later Event: October 10
October preSERVE Garden Day