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Introduction to Pickling

  • Cultivate the City 910 Bladensburg Road Northeast Washington, DC, 20002 United States (map)

The bounty of summer is starting to fill our refrigerators with all it's glory, but how do you save this bounty so none of it ends up in the compost pile (or worse the trash)? Pickling is one of the oldest methods of preserving fresh produce for the winter months. If you are wanting to experiment with food preservation techniques, take your kitchen skills to the next level, or you are just super into pickles, this is your class.

This class will cover several methods including refrigerator pickles, and conventional counter top/canning methods of pickling. We will also go over tips for pickling items like watermelon, okra, beets, green beans and of course cucumbers. After this one hour class you'll be able to make sweet, spicy, and sour pickles like a pro. If you are looking for some homemade holiday gifts or house warming presents a jar of pickles is a great treat that your friends and family will remember, just be sure to save some for yourself!

This class will be lead by H Street Farm Manager and Pickle-fanatic, Dan Weisshaar. Dan sampled his first homemade pickles made by his Great Grandma Fern and fell in love. Dan has been making his own pickles for over 5 years, and is excited to share his favorite recipes and tips.

Proceeds for this class supports Cultivate the City and our mission to inspire healthy and sustainable living by empowering communities with tools and training for urban agriculture

Earlier Event: July 30
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