It’s late summer, and the garden is burgeoning…but you’re having a hard time keeping up with the bounty. Before you resort to illicit zucchini
It’s late summer, and the garden is burgeoning…but you’re having a hard time keeping up with the bounty. Before you resort to illicit zucchini and tomato drop offs, consider preserving your harvest for winter!
In this workshop, you will learn:
-How to prepare your vegetables for freezing
-How to use a food dehydrator to shrink and save your harvest
-How to safely can certain crops for delicious winter meals
Halifax-based Elizabeth Peirce is the author of Grow Hope and You Can Too! Canning, Pickling and Preserving the Maritime Harvest (Nimbus, 2013) and Grow Organic: A Simple Guide to Nova Scotia Vegetable Gardening (Nimbus, 2010), winner of the 2011 APMA Best Atlantic Published Book Award. She has appeared as a guest on CBC Radio’s Main Street and Maritime Noon, News 95.7’s The Weekend Gardener, and on CTV’s Breakfast Television, talking about her passion for growing and preserving our own food. She writes regular articles on home canning for Lee Valley Tools, and is hard at work on an online course showing people how to preserve more of their own food. Visit her at elizabethpeirce.ca