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Summer Jams & Jellies


Summer is the perfect time to jam!

There's nothing like a jar of homemade jam to brighten up your breakfast or make an edible gift for someone special. In this hands-on class, you will learn how to create delicious jams, jellies & preserves from scratch. You will learn the basics of home preservation, including how to safely use the water bath canning process to preserve your jars for up to a year. Each student will leave with at least 2 jars of preserves made in class (Apricot Habanero Jelly, Plum Cardamom Jam, or Pear-Ginger-Lime Preserves are just a few of the options we may explore) plus recipes and resources for repeating the process at home.

Class Overview & What's Included:

-Welcome with a tasting of assorted preserves
-Overview of ingredients, supplies and techniques
-Step-by-step instructions on home canning: What equipment you need, and what you can do without
-Where to go for fresh, affordable produce and spices
-Includes all jars, equipment, ingredients and farmers market fresh fruit

This experience is social and BYO-friendly, so grab a friend, grab a bottle of wine, and let's JAM!

Reviews from previous participants:

“Wonderful experience, small group, learning how to make jellies and jam in an intimate setting, feeling at home. Kelly is an excellent master and teacher, she answers all your questions. The classes are a great introduction and motivate to learn more. Thank you, Kelly!”

—Miriam F. on Verlocal

“My friends and I had such a great time! Kelly had some different jams, jellies, and pickles for us to snack on when we arrived. Then we got to chopping jamming and canning. I love that the recipes she teaches us have a little twist. We made a cardamom plum and strawberry lavender jam. They were delicious!! I will definitely be making jams in my future after taking this class. Thank you, Kelly!”

—Darinee H. on Verloca