Farm to Jars Sample Class Descriptions

Pickling “3” Ways

Learn how to make fresh refrigerator “Quickle” pickles, “pantry” shelf stable pickles and fermented pickles. Class starts off with a discussion on PH Scale, hot water bath canning, food safety and flavor combinations. Then the magic begins…slicing, brinning and “hands on” step by step instructions to create safe and crunchy pickles.

Class includes tasty samples, recipes, step by step “hands on” water bath canning, home brewed ice tea bar and jars to take home.

We’re Jammin’

Summer in a Jar! Learn how to make and fill your pantry with delicious jams from fruit ripen to perfection that will remind you of warm summer days all year. We will start with an introductory discussion on hot water bath canning, go over the PH scale, and discuss food safety and storage. Then we get down to business…picking the right produce, slicing, measuring, and creating tasty small batch low sugar and savory jams. While the jars are processing enjoy tasty snacks while we discuss how to add spices, herbs and natural sweeteners to create your own unique flavors.

Class includes “hands on” step by step instructions, tasting, snacks, and home brewed ice tea bar along with jars to take home.

It’s ALIVE

Fermentation is all the craze! Whether you choose to consume it for their aid in digestion, boost of energy or just love the way they taste, join us and start making fermented foods at home. Class begins with a discussion on PH, flavor combinations and tastings before we start chopping and stirring. We will be making kimchi, gingered carrots and sourdough starter.

Class includes – recipes, step by step “hands on” instructions, tastings, Kombucha bar, and 3 jars of goodies to take home.

It’s ALIVE – Kombucha & Jun Tea’s

Fermented tea’s is all the craze! Whether you choose to consume it for their aid in digestion, boost of energy or just love the way they taste, this class is for you! This hands-on class includes 1-gallon glass jar, tea sugar, SCOBY, starter liquid and jar coverage to start brewing your own kombucha at home. We will also discuss different flavorings and learn about kombucha’s sister tea “JUN”

Class includes – recipes, step by step “hands on” instructions, and tastings.

Off the Vine – Tomatoes

There’s nothing like adding a vine ripen juicy tomato to your favorite recipe that will remind you of a warm summer day. Learn how to take your summer tomato bounty and enjoy them all year. Before we get into the peeling and chopping of the tomatoes we will discuss PH, safety and storage. In this class you will learn how to can “jar” tomatoes that will fill your pantry for family favorite recipes and while the jars are processing we will discuss on how to save the seeds for next year’s garden, dehydrating, and freezing.

Class includes step by step “hands on” hot water bath canning, recipes, tastings, Italian soda bar and a jar of canned goodness.

Preserving the Seasons – 

In this full day intense “Preserving the Harvest” class will cover everything you need to know to fill your pantry and freezer. This “hands on” and discussion class will include all preserving methods; hot water bath canning for high acid foods, pressure canning for low acid foods, fermentation, freezing, dehydrating, curing and smoking. We will be a making jam, pickle, kimchi, soup and jerky along with discussions on how to smoke, cure and can “jar” meat, dehydrating veggies and fruit, and freezing to meet your family needs.

Class includes a discussion on food and preserving safety, storage, PH levels and safe recipes. Along with “hands on” step by step instructions using Boiling Water Bath and Pressure Canners, handouts, lunch (not included), home brewed ice tea bar,  and jars to take home.

This class will give you all the confidence needed to go home and start preserving your own locally grown food and take control on what you’re eating. Class runs for 4 - 4 1/2  hours with a 30 minute break for lunch.

Taste of Autumn - Apple Pie Filling and the Prefect Pie Crust

There’s nothing more comforting then the aroma of warm spices of cinnamon, nutmeg and apples throughout the house on a cool autumn day. In this class you will learn how to take apples from a local orchard and create a warming sweet and tart Apple Pie Filing that can be added to a buttery flaky pie crust or even to top your favorite pie filling. Best of all you will learn how to enjoy this all year with step by step “hands on” instructions using a Boiling Water Bath Canning procedure.

Class includes also includes learning how to make the perfect pie crust, recipes, discussion on PH, safety and storage. Along with a jar to take home, plus Apple Pie a la Mode, tea, coffee and milk bar.

SOUPS ON –

Learn how to make full flavor stocks and broths that are the basis of so many recipes; use them in soups, gravies, casseroles and so such more. Now imagine having a full pantry and freezer filled to mealtime easier without all the sodium and additives.

After learning how to make a flavorful broth we will turn them into a shelf stable jar of tasty soup by learning step by step hands on instructions using a Pressure Canner. We will also have a discussion on using safe tested recipes, PH, equipment and storage, so you will have the confidence to start at home.

Class includes step by step “hands on” instructions on using a Pressure Canning, recipes, tastings and a jar to take home.

Make and Enjoy “Pasta” Dinner

From “Scratch” pasta, summer tomato sauce and fresh mozzarella! You heard right, everything from “scratch” with your own two hands. Learn the basics of making fresh pasta dough that can be formed into so many shapes, making and stretching mozzarella and we will turn it delicious memorable evening.

Menu includes Caprese Salad, Fresh Pasta with a quick summer tomato sauce. Rustic Italian Bread &

Italian non-alcoholic soda bar

 

Class includes ‘hands on” instructions, recipes, recipes, sit down meal, Italian non-alcoholic soda bar, and pasta to take home.

Combo Italian Delight

From “Scratch”….Vegetable Lasagna at its best! You heard right, everything from “scratch”. We will be making fresh pasta lasagna noodles and fresh mozzarella along with a delicious creamy béchamel sauce. After some chopping and dicing of veggies the building begins. Each layer of veggies, sauce, pasta and cheese will create a dish that you will want to make over and over again. 

Class includes ‘hands on” pasta and cheese making, recipes, Italian soda bar, sit down meal and some to take home.

Cheese Making

Do you LOVE cheese?  Imagine making your favorite Italian dish with fresh homemade Mozzarella and Ricotta or creating a delicious cream cheese spread for your favorite bagel. This class will cover the basics of making fresh mozzarella, Ricotta and Cream Cheese along with a discussion on supplies and equipment.  

Class includes step by step “hands on” instructions, light lunch, home brewed ice tea bar, light lunch and a sampling of cheeses to take home.

Fresh Pasta Making & Sauces

Join us in the kitchen learning how to create fresh pasta from scratch. This “hands-on” pasta class will walk you through the steps for making perfect dough every time. We will be rolling out, cutting, hand forming and cooking pasta. Menu includes making Spaghetti with a simple but delicious fresh Marinara Sauce, hand formed Orecchiette with a Savory Sausage & Sweet Pepper Sauce and a Lemon Pepper Fettuccine with a Light Alfredo Sauce.

Class includes all ingredients, recipes, lunch, Italian soda bar and fresh pasta to take home.

Mix it, make it, and take it home! “Spa Day”

Why spend tons of money on Pampering Spa Goodies, when you can make your own. Learn how to take natural products and some spa-chemistry to create Fizzy Bath Bombs, Sweet Sugar Scrubs, Soothing Shower Discs and Whipped Body Butter. Treat yourself or make it for someone special, either way join us at our “Spa Day” class.

Class includes everything you need to make and take home these products, light snack, ice tea and lemonade bar

Mix it, make it and take it home! “Buzzin’ Bee Products”

We’re going to “busy as bees” and learn some facts about honeybees, while making lip balm, hard hand lotion bars, and honey cream taffy. Join us and learn why it’s important to protect our honeybees while learning how to use make products that you can enjoy without having an Apiary in your backyard.

Class includes everything you need to make and take home these products, local harvested honey tastings and a honey sweeten ice tea bar.

Paint it, plant it and take it home! “Herb Garden Planter”

Marrying a simple wooden crate, mason jars, aromatic herbs and some tasty recipes will provide the perfect addition to any meal. Not crafty or have a green thumb, no problem! This class provides all the instructions you need to stain, paint, decorate, plant and the “how to’s” to take care of this adorable planter.

Class includes all materials, light snacks, herb infused teas.

Paint it, plant it, eat it and take it home! “Salad Bowl Planter”

Three “cheers” for edible planters! No need to run out to your local grocer to make a tasty summertime salad. Join us for some painting and planting to create a perfect edible patio planter for your own backyard. And while we wait for the paint to dry, no reason to go hungry, enjoy a tender baby green salad with a couple of homemade dressings to try.

Class includes all planter materials, refreshing salad, dressing recipes, ice tea and lemonade bar.

Pallet Board Signs

Join us to create your own unique wood sign for your home or as a gift to your favorite person! It’s as easy as choosing a stencil design, wood stain, and sanding. You will learn how to use a stencil, sand and stain wood to create a “one of a kind” home décor sign.

Class includes all project materials, snacks and tea and coffee bar.

Natural Cleaners and Air Fresheners

With the weather getting warmer and you start to think about “dreaded” spring cleaning you have to conquer, start on the right foot with natural cleaners. This Make & Take Class along with some elbow grease, it will make the job a bit healthier. We will be making an all-purpose cleaner, streak free window/mirror cleaner, tile and grout cleaner, disinfecting toilet cleaner, air freshener, laundry detergent, and fabric softener.

Class includes all project materials for multiple items, instructions, recipes from class plus more, snacks and home brewed ice tea bar.

Edible Holiday Gifts

Believe or not, but the holidays right around the corner! Join us and get into the holiday spirit, while crossing off some names on your holiday gift list. We will be making and packaging edible gifts with tags and recipes included that all will be envy to receive.

 In this “hands on” class we will be making “Sweet & Sassy” Nuts, Coffee Mug Mixers, Salted Caramel Crunch, Pistachio & Cherry Chocolate Bark, Flavored Salts, Flavored Sugars,

Class includes all ingredients and packaging materials, recipes and whole lot of holiday spirit.

Re-Purposing Wool Sweaters into Fleece Lined Mittens

Learn how to take a wool sweater and line them with fleece to create a unique “one of kind” warm mittens for yourself or as a gift for someone special. No sewing experience needed, we will teach you how to do simple hand stitches and knots that you will need to know!

Class includes all project materials, pattern, snacks, white and dark hot chocolate bar with homemade marshmallows