Common Ground Farm to Hold Workshops on July 13 and 20

Common Ground Farm announces July Workshops for Adults. Water Bath Canning will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on Sunday, July 13, at Drink More Good, 383 Main St., Beacon. Cost: $25 / $23 for friends of Common Ground Farm.

Water bath canning is an essential tool for the home preserver and a great way to transform the bounty of summer and fall into shelf-stable food. Learn and practice proper canning technique, get the facts and overcome fears of the dreaded botulism, and get hands-on help to make canned goods. Cost includes seasonal fruit that will be used to make preserves to bring home.

Fermentation 101 will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on Sunday, July 20, at Common Ground Farm. Cost is $20 / $18 for friends of Common Ground Farm. For an additional $20 fee, participants can go home with an airlock for pickling. Please select airlock optionwhen registering. Fermenting, pickling, and culturing are ancient traditions that make foods tastier, easier to digest, and more nutrient-dense. With a basic grasp of how these techniques work, they’re easy and fun, even for busy folks. Participants will leave with a batch of pickles and a kombucha kit.

To register, email education@commongroundfarm.org. Register for both workshops and save.


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