This was an exciting first year for Dr. Henley and her food preservation workshops. She taught 27 food preservation workshops, spanning from April to October. Hosting counties included Baltimore County, Harford County, Montgomery County, and Baltimore City.
Public and private workshops were offered. The revived interest in canning drew a diverse audience each time, attracting young couples, an older adult group, military veterans, Girl Scout Troop leaders, and summer camp youth. Everyone enjoyed working together to make their own cans to take home and share with their family and friends.
Looking to 2016, Shauna will host workshops from April to November. Classic canning staples of strawberry jam, apple butter, and tomatoes will be offered. To keep with Marylanders’ expanding food palate new workshops will be added. Such workshops may include pickled watermelon rinds, fruit salsa, and pie fillings. Check the calendar for a workshop near you. If you cannot find a class you are interested in, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet at FoodSmartUME.