Upcoming Events

In a Pickle! – A Pickling Workshop at the St. John’s Farmers’ Market

Sat, October 1

10:00 am - 2:00 pm

The SJFM presents a FREE hands-on pickle & preserves workshop. Registration REQUIRED. Oct 1st. Choose either 10am-12pm, or 1pm-3pm

About this event

The St. John’s Farmers’ Market presents the opportunity for a hands-on workshop experience making quick pickled veggies and quick canning it in sealed bottles! This workshop will cover all aspects of food preserving, including drying, smoking, salting, freezing, fermenting and bottling.

This is a FREE event. Registration is required and spaces are very limited.

Each participant should bring with them one (1) pound of vegetables, such as cucumbers, asparagus, peppers or green tomatoes, for pickling.

We will provide jars and seals and the other ingredients and tools needed to make quick pickles. We will also explain how to make lacto-fermented pickles.

No previous experience needed.

Register through Eventbrite here.

*WORKSHOP CURRENTLY FULL*

Our Presenters:

SHAWN DAWSON

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 RUBIN

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.

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