Saving The Season: Tomato Canning Workshop with Kate Payne

On June 17th, we'll be hosting a Tomato Canning Workshop with Austin's own Kate Payne, author of The Hip Girl's Guide to Homemaking and The Hip Girl's Guide to the Kitchen. Learn how to prepare tomatoes for canning (either whole, diced, or in preparation for sauces) and see the process for putting them up using a waterbath canner pot. Workshop attendees will go home with a methodology and recipe packet for tomato canning at home. Pair this new knowledge with a few pounds of 'maters, and you'll have fresh-tasting tomatoes all year long.

For those of you who really want to experience all-things tomato, we will be hosting our Tomato U-Pick earlier that morning, so you can actually harvest the tomatoes you will then learn how to preserve. If your tomatoes didn't take this year, or you're looking for a bit more volume, you don't want to miss this opportunity to pluck your own tomatoes straight from our bountiful crop. This is a true farm-to-cupboard experience!

WhatTomato Canning Workshop with Kate Payne!
What ElseTomato U-Pick and an Opportunity to Explore the Farm! We'll have a food truck on site, too.
WhenSaturday, June 17th, 2015 — 11 am to 1:00 pm
Where4008 River Road, Garfield Texas
Cost$30 pre-order, $35 day-of
What to bringSomething to take notes with. This class will be in our shaded lunch barn, but it's likely to be a warm day! Please dress appropriately. If you plan to pick your own tomatoes, we recommend long-sleeves, closed toed shoes, and ample sun protection.

How do I get tomatoes?

There are several ways you can get some JBG Homegrown Tomatoes to make all your preserving dreams come true (Yes, you CAN!).

1)You can come to the farm before the workshop and take part in our Annual U-Pick... aka, you can actually harvest your own 'maters!

2)You can purchase 10 or 30 lbs. of San Marzano Canning Tomatoes that we'll have packed up and ready for you to take home after the workshop (Want more than that? Give us a call).

3)You can order tomatoes from our Tomato Bulk Sale that you can scoop up at a farmers' market or your CSA Pickup Location at a later date.

Workshop only ($30) Workshop +10 lb Sauce Tomatoes ($50) Workshop +30 lb Sauce Tomatoes ($90)