July 25, 2014 at 6:44 AM
SHORT HILLS, NJ - The Farm & Fork Society, one of the regions leading and most diversified CSAs (community supported agriculture group), is hosting two canning classes on Friday, September 19th at the Kings Cooking Studio located at 778 Morris Turnpike in Short Hills with two time “Best Food Blog Awards” blogger/Cookbook author and master canner Marisa McClellan. Marisa will guide students through preserving fresh produce in lidded glass Mason Jars that can be enjoyed later in the winter months.
The two hour demo/participation class will teach all the skills and techniques needed to preserve Food in Jars. Classes begin at 11 AM or 4 PM and the costs is $65 per person. All participants will bring home their own sample jars of Pear Vanilla Jam and Pickled Beans.
Marisa’s two books, Preserving by the Pint: Quick Seasonal Canning for Small Spaces and Food in Jars: Preserving in Small Batches Year Round will be available at the class for purchase at a discounted price. There are a limited number of seats available for each class. To sign up please go directly to the Kings Cooking Studio website and click on September 19th.
The Farm & Fork Society is a community supported agriculture (CSA) group with more than 100 members from Millburn-Short Hills, Maplewood, South Orange, West Orange, Summit, Livingston and other surrounding neighborhoods. The group supports farm operations at Starbrite Farm in Andover, NJ, Breezy Hill Orchard in Staatsburg, New York, Knoll Krest Farm in Clinton Corners, NY, River Bend Farm in Peapack, NJ and Green Mountain Maple Sugar Refining Company Inc. in Belvidere, VT. By buying advance shares in partnering farmers, Farm & Fork Society members bring home produce and products throughout the growing and harvesting season, June through November.
Now in its seventh season, the Farm & Fork Society has a long-term focus and commitment to building a strong community around the best locally grown, sustainable, fruits and vegetables and their farmers, while nourishing members and their families. The 2014 season started June 13. Visit the group’s website at http://www.farmandforksociety.com for more information and to sign up for their newsletter.