The SJFM presents a FREE hands-on jam making experience. Registration REQUIRED. (Oct 8th or 15th. Choose either 10am-12pm, or 1pm-3pm)
The St. John’s Farmers’ Market presents the opportunity for a hands-on workshop experience making mixed fruit jam and quick canning it in sealed bottles!
This is a FREE event. Registration is required and spaces are very limited.
For this, each participant will need to bring one (1) pound of clean, washed fruit. It can be any kind of fruit or berries at all. Whatever you like best.
We will provide jars, tools, sugar and pectin for the jam, to be made from all the fruit. Each person will go home with their very own homemade jar of jam.
No previous experience needed.
*WORKSHOPS ARE FULL*
Shawn is a local grower and forager, and author of the book The Forager’s Dinner (published by Boulder Publications, 2020). He has been growing and gathering food here in Newfoundland since he was very young and has steadily added to his knowledge of cultivated and wild plants. He has harvested hundreds of pounds of mushrooms and has learned how to make remarkable pickles and preserves from natural ingredients. In recent years he has been supplying local chefs and producers of beer and spirits with natural ingredients for unique new products. As a vendor at the St. John’s Farmer’s Market, he is well known for his wild gathered mushrooms, berries and wild greens. His foraging walks and local food workshops are very popular.
Dan is a gardener, seedsman and garden educator who has become focused on local food security since moving to Newfoundland twenty years ago. His workshops and presentations on Creating the Year Round Garden have been attended by more than 1200 people. He is the owner/operator of Perfectly Perennial Herbs & Seeds, a local heritage seed company. As chair of Food Producers Forum, a provincial non-profit society, he has led projects to build earth sheltered greenhouses, build gardens for single parent families and preserve local plant varieties. His book on northern gardening, Sun, Seed & Soil will be published by Boulder this coming Spring. He loves learning from others and sharing his knowledge about plants, gardening and food.