Registration Required. For tomato lovers, there’s no better day than when the first sun-ripened tomato is ready for eating. This summer, tuck some of those seasonal beauties away in the form of tomato jam. This chunky, easy-to-make preserve is great served with cheese or as a dipping sauce for roasted potatoes. In addition to walking students through the process of making tomato jam, this class will also include general information about preserving tomatoes and making sure you do it safely. The class will employ a boiling water bath process, but pressure canning techniques will also be discussed. Each student will go home with a small jar of tomato jam. The class is taught by local blogger, canning teacher, and cookbook author Marisa McClellan.
This year our low income CSA, the SNAP Box program, recruited 75 households to use their food stamp payments for subsidized weekly produce baskets. Each week SNAP members received information on how to make the most of their share, including recipes, nutrition, preparation and storage tips. Your commitment to our annual appeal will allow us to continue to grow this program with proper educational materials, knowledgeable staff and quality local produce. Consider the impact your giving dollars can have.