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Welcome to Dianne’s Country Kitchen. Making Pickles, the second in WEI’s four-part series on food preservation, a skill we consider an important component of sustainability and food access.

When:  Saturday, September 7, 2019, 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Where:  WEI’s Amador Hill Farm and Orchard, 15715 River Road, North Branch MN

Instructor: Dianne Patras; Master Gardener, Food Preservationist

Registration Fee: $35



Full Course Description:

In this class, we will discuss general preservation procedures, safety guidelines and regulations for making pickles. We will discuss the use of salt (including reduced salt) and how to select fresh cucumbers, beans, and beets for pickling.  Hands-on we will make pickled beets, dill pickles and/or bread and butter pickles. Be sure to bring a box to carry your jars home.  You will leave this class ready to pickle with confidence!

Instructor Bio: Dianne Patras is a Chisago County Master Gardener and University of Minnesota Food Preservationist volunteer and educator. She brings a cross-generational approach to the art of ‘putting up’ food, an important component of sustainable living.

For more information on more upcoming food preservation classes, click on each class below:

Canning Tomatoes