Winter and Spring Cooking Class Series

30 Jan 2017 – 22 May 2017

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

We are excited to bring cooking classes to the Carbondale Recreation and Community Center!  Come learn different methods to take your summer and fall harvests and make them last throughout the winter.  Students will have the option of taking additional classes in the Spring to become an instructor to help these classes continue throughout the year!

All classes will be taught by Carla Farrand on Mondays from 6-9pm with a maximum of 10 people per class.  See specific dates, prices, and class descriptions below.

Jams, Jellies, and Fruit Spreads (January 30; $10)
Learn how to make and preserve flavorful summer fruits or an amazing pepper jelly.  Class covers water bath canning basics to ensure safe preservation.

Canning Pie Fillings (February 27; $15)
Pie fillings are an excellent way to preserve an abundance of fruit.  Learn current research-based recommendations for making great pie fillings that can be water bath processed safely.

Overcoming the Fear of Pressure Canning (March 27; $10)
Learn how a pressure canner works as we walk through each step involved in safely canning vegetables, meats, and seafood.  (Optional: bring your canner lid for testing of the dial gauge.)

Fermenting Vegetables (April 24; $15)
Natural fermentation is one of the oldest means of food preservation.  Learn the science of preparing and storing sauerkraut and other fermented vegetables safely in this hands-on workshop.

Whole Grain Bread Baking (May 22, $10)
Discover how simple and economical it is to make healthy whole grain breads.  The workshop includes samples, recipes, and tips for whole grain baking at altitude.  Bring a 3-4 quart container for mixing dough to take home.