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4.2.7

 

Whether you grow your own produce or enjoy it from a CSA, a farmstand or a farmers’ market, this is the time of year when crops begin to be more abundant than we can consume fresh from the garden.  It used to be that a fair majority of people canned in someway.  During World War I and II, In conjunction with Victory Gardens, “putting up” or “canning” was a serious activity. In prior generations when we were more of an agriculture society, it was the way many families fed themselves through the winter.  The Litchfield Historical Society’s current exhibit, Join the Brave Throng: Poster Art of World War I, includes posters supporting and encouraging Grow Your Own, Can Your Own.  Rather than lose this lost art, we are encouraging you to do the same..To that end, a Beginning Canning Workshop will be offered, co-sponsored by the Historical Society and the farmers’ market.  See details in the Sustainability tip below.

Here’s what’s up this week that’s different from our normal line-up.

  • Fresh Trak Salsa  is taking the week off.
  • Oliva  is back on their every other week schedule
Our special guests this week (see below for more detail)
  • Musician – Bill Benson 
  • Guest vendor - Bristol Bliss

Anna Gill’s column this week is her fifth on Grilling.  To quote her:  ”With less than a month left to the summer, a little silliness and indulgence before getting back to school and down to work will provide benefit to us.”  Thus her recipes for Grilled Banana Split and S’mores.      

Sustainable tip of the week.  The Litchfield Historical Society and the Litchfield Hills Farm-Fresh Market are co-sponsoring a Canning Workshop for Beginners. Led by Craig and Margy Miner, this hands-on workshop is for those interested in learning the basics of preserving food. It begins with an overview of canning methods that follow the Department of Agriculture’s Complete Guide to Home Canning. Participants will then can three products to take home – a jam, tomatoes, and pickles.  All products and equipment will be supplied. The workshop is scheduled for Sunday, September 28, from 2-5 PM at the First Congregational Church of Litchfield.  Program fee is and includes the cost of supplies. Space is limited to 15 participants and PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Contact Kay Carroll by e-mail kay@lhfs-ct.org or call (860-567-3890) to register.

.See you Saturday at our outdoor home – Center School parking lot.

 

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