Pickling and Fermenting – Preservation Methods

  • May 5, 2024 10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
  • North Coast Food Web

    1152 Marine Drive
    Astoria, Oregon 97103
Ticket Price $0.00-$25.00 This event is now over

Pickling and Fermenting - Preservation Methods

North Coast Food Web is partnering with OSU Master Food Preservers to bring a food preservation series of workshops to Astoria! There was a time when knowledge of food preservation methods was common and passed down through the generations. Today, however, there is a lot of confusion, bad information, and hesitation around canning and food preserving. We are here to de-mystify this process.

About the class

Learn the basics of fermenting vegetables, along with quick pickling instructions.  This is a great class in preserving fruits and vegetables by acidification.  Students will learn the science behind pickling, fermenting, and safe methods for long term storage.  Do you want to make the perfect dill pickle or dilly beans?  Have you always wanted to learn to make sauerkraut?  Other products introduced include relishes, chutneys, and some fruit pickles.  Students will be introduced to Water Bath Canners, Steam Canners, Fermentation equipment, and safely processing into jars.  This class will include classroom instruction and hands-on practice in processing methods and will present safe recipes sources for home preservation.

Who Should Attend?

Whether you're a seasoned home cook or a beginner in the kitchen, this class is perfect for anyone interested in learning how to preserve their own food. It's a fantastic way to make the most of your harvest and groceries, as well as a practical skill that increases resiliency in the face of food scarcity and climate disruption.

About the instructors

Our expert instructors will guide you through each step of the water bath canning process. You'll get hands-on experience, plus plenty of tips and tricks to help you can with confidence. Don't miss out as spaces are quite limited!

Terri Emrich, of OSU Master Food Preservers and Rainer Gardens Farm, has been canning and preserving - and teaching it - for years. She comes from a long line of food preservers, and has the science to back up the tradition. She is truly an expert in the field.

Emily Reilly, of OSU extension service, and also an OSU Master Food Preserver, offers a wealth of knowledge and experience in community engagement and working to address issues of food insecurity and climate resilience.

Date & Time

Sun, May 5, 2024 10:30 AM - 2:30 PM

Venue Details

North Coast Food Web

1152 Marine Drive
Astoria, Oregon 97103 North Coast Food Web
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