Putting Up Apples (new date & time!)

IMG_2057 (003)It’s apple season!  There are so many ways to enjoy apples and now is the time to check out your local apple orchard and grab some.  We will be holding a class on preserving apples this month:


Putting Up Apples will be held at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Clinton County September 28th from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.  We will be learning how to make apple chips and can and freeze applesauce.  Join us for some ideas on preserving our local apples through the winter.  There is a $5 fee, which you can pay ahead at our office or at the door.  Space is limited, preregistration is a must.

Putting Up Apples registration

Join our Eat Local Challenge!

Are you interested in eating local food and using more fresh produce in your meals but aren’t sure where to begin? This program is for you!

Participants will receive coaching on where to purchase, how to store and use, as well as tasty recipe ideas, advice on menu planning and continued support and mentoring for two weeks.

The cost is $10 which includes a cookbook, and $20 worth of local produce along with cooking advice and tips. We are targeting folks new to the local food experience. Choose from two locations and times. In Plattsburgh on Thurs July 28 5:00-6:00 pm and in Peru on Monday Aug 1 at 6:00-7:00 pm. Contact our office for details.

The program begins with a one hour group discussion followed by a visit to a local food venue where you select your first week’s supply of produce and receive a voucher for next week’s purchase. Along the way we will offer cooking and storage tips, recipe ideas and answer questions.

When and Where?            Thursday, July 28 in Plattsburgh 5:00-6:00 pm

Monday, August 1 in Peru 6:00-7:00 pm

Price? $10/person includes a cookbook, 2 weeks of access to coaching, and $20 of fresh produce.

Who? Anyone who wants to use more local food!

Call 561-7450 to sign up! Space is limited, register soon!



Home Canning Classes

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Clinton County is offering a series of home canning classes at Shady Grove Farm and Wellness Center.  The classes will be focused on boiling water bath canning, following approved recipes and outline basic canning safety.  Master Preservers, Eileen Longware and Judy French will be instructing, along with fellow Master Preserver Karen Bouchard-Braun.  Join us to learn how to safely preserve the harvest!

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July 13th, Dilly Beans & Dilled Carrots

August 4th, Zesty Salsa

All classes are 6 to 9 p.m. at Shady Grove Farm, 844 State Route 22B, Peru, NY.

Space is limited, register here!  Each class is $ 5 and preregistration is required.

Stay tuned for more preservation classes, including freezing and dehydrating.