Preserving Summer Produce: Upcoming Classes at Soil Born Farms

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If you love summer produce as much as I do, you may be interested in a couple of hands-on classes being offered at Soil Born Farms this month.

The first, offered this Saturday, July 11th, is called “Preserve the Harvest with Dehydration.” Taught by Alison Harris of Peas and Harmony (www.peasandharmony.net) and Master Food Preserver Dennis Prendergast, the class will introduce attendees to ways they can “preserve summer’s abundance for the months to come.” If you are curious about how to prepare and store fruits and vegetables using powered dehydrators, sun drying, and solar dehydrators, this is the class for you.
Pre-registration is required. Register at the Sacramento Natural Foods Co-op or call (916) 455-2667.
Date: Saturday, July 11
Time: 10 am to12noon
Tickets: $20; $15 for Co-op owners
Location: Soil Born Farms’ American River Ranch, 2140 Chase Dr., Rancho Cordova

The second class, offered on Saturday, July 25th, is focused on seed saving, “one of the oldest and most important practices in agriculture.” Instructor Jared Clark will teach attendees how to process and save seeds from tomatoes, cucumbers, summer squash, carrots, onions and lettuce. This is valuable information for avid home gardeners.
Pre-registration is required. Register at the Sacramento Natural Foods Co-op or call (916) 455-2667.
Date: Saturday, July 25th
Time: 9am to 11am
Tickets: $20; $15 for Co-op owners
Location: Soil Born Farms’ American River Ranch, 2140 Chase Dr., Rancho Cordova

For more information about Soil Born Farms and their wonderful educational programs, check out www.soilborn.org.