September Program – Preserve the Harvest

Learn Canning Basics this Saturday

Our gardens may be winding down, but we’re still busy harvesting and enjoying the fruits of our labor! There are many ways you can store some of your delicious summer produce to enjoy long after the garden has been put to bed and our Vermont winter has set in, and we’d like to help you expand your options.

The Charlotte Seed Library has teamed up with Transition Town Charlotte to bring you a canning workshop at the Charlotte Library on September 19th. Canning is an easy and versatile approach to food preservation, and a great skill to have in your toolkit. If you’d like to learn the basics, or perhaps brush up your skills, please join us for this demonstration. Space is limited; sign up now!

“Yes, I can!”…  Learn Canning Basics and How to Make Dilly Beans

Brighten up winter meals with these fun pickles made from whole green beans and lots of dill.  Learn to make them yourself with experienced canner Ruah Swennerfelt, outside and safely distanced at the Charlotte Library, Saturday September 19, 10:00-11:30.  Ruah will use the Library’s new “Charlie Cart” portable kitchen unit and a small hot water canning pot so you will see the whole process.  Ruah and Linda Hamilton will discuss the general basics of canning safety and point out the array of possibilities for preserving food this way.  Beginning and experienced canners welcome.  Co-sponsored by the Charlotte Library, Transition Town Charlotte, and the Charlotte Seed Library.  Free.  Registration required and limited to 12.  Email Ruah at ruahswennerfelt@gmail.com to sign up.  Ruah’s tasty Dilly Beans will later be donated to Charlotte Food Shelf.

Be sure to keep an eye out for information about our upcoming October program, planned in conjunction with Rooted in Vermont and the Vermont Department of Libraries’ “Exploring Food in Your Backyard Week”!

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