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Make Gourmet Jams & Jellies with A Certified Master Food Preserver

San Francisco, CA , United States
3h
English

About Your Host

I grew up in rural Kansas, where food preservation traditions were strong. Both of my grandmas taught me how to make jams, pickles, sauces--and how to preserve them all for a well-stocked cellar. I always loved the process of starting a recipe from scratch and seeing it through to a beautiful jar sitting in the pantry. After years of working in women's human rights non-profits, I decided to make a career change and came full circle back to my love of food preservation. I founded McVicker Pickles in 2013, where I make and sell pickles, mustards and other preserved goods. I love sharing my passion for food preservation with other people. Seeing people get excited about their first jar of sauerkraut, or hearing from someone who caught the 'canning bug' and began making jams for all their holiday gifts is what I love most about this job! I am certified as a Master Food Preserver in San Francisco County.

What we'll do

Start learning how to make jam from home There's nothing like a jar of homemade jam to brighten up your breakfast or make an edible gift for someone special. In this hands-on class, you will learn how to create delicious jams, jellies & preserves from scratch. You will learn the basics of home preservation, including how to safely use the water bath canning process to preserve your jars for up to a year. Each student will leave with at least 2 jars of preserves made in class (Apricot Habanero Jelly, Plum Cardamom Jam, or Pear-Ginger-Lime Preserves are just a few of the options we may explore) plus recipes and resources for repeating the process at home. Class Overview & What's Included: -Welcome with a tasting of assorted preserves -Overview of ingredients, supplies and techniques -Step-by-step instructions on home canning: What equipment you need, and what you can do without -Where to go for fresh, affordable produce and spices -Includes all jars, equipment, ingredients and farmers market fresh fruit -Crafting supplies to decorate your jar for gifting This experience is BYO-friendly, so grab a friend, grab a bottle of wine, and let's jam! Class will be confirmed after 5 person minimum is met.

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