Saturday, August 22, 2015
1-3 pm at Trinity Episcopal Church
Preston Ave, Charlottesville
Hot Water Bath Canning 101: Come learn how to put up the bounty of local produce available at the market this time of year. Leni Sorensen, Ph.D., will lead the class, talking about the history of food preservation and the science behind it while students gain hands-on experience putting up tomatoes. Everyone will leave with a jar (or two!) of what was put up along with knowledge, recipes and resources to go home and get going with their own canning projects!
About the instructor: Leni Sorensen has been a folk singer, a homesteader, a culinary instructor, a history interpreter, wife and mother. She holds a Ph.D. in American Studies and recently retired from Monticello, where she was the African American Research Historian. She lives with her husband on their small farm outside of White Hall, where they have raised chickens, cows, pigs, all sorts of flowers and vegetables, as well as two of their four children.