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Learn How to Preserve Your Produce with Preserving Now!

Looking for something original to give this year for holiday gifts? Here’s your chance to learn a new skill and impress all of your friends and family this year!

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We have joined forces with Lyn Deardorff of Preserving Now to offer our members a preserving class at The Learning Kitchen.

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More about Lyn:

Lyn has been canning and preserving for more than 40 years in her home in Atlanta. She has completed coursework and been awarded a Certificate of Master Food Preserver from Cornell University Extension Service based in Ithaca, New York.  She has also completed additional coursework in food science at the University of Georgia. As a requirement for processing and selling low-acids foods (such as pickles and salsas), Lyn has completed the University of Georgia “Better Process Control School” training and subsequently received certification as awarded by UGA and the Georgia State Department of Agriculture.

Learn how to pickle carrots from our farm and make apple butter with Lyn on Monday, November 5th from 6-8 pm. Thanks to Preserving Now, we are offering this class to our members at an exclusive Farm Share member price of $35 (that’s $40 off the normal class price).

There is only room for 12 members and registration is first come first serve, so be sure to sign up A.S.A.P!


Partner Product: Bee Wild Honey

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In the Mountains of North Georgia, from April until June, the “Bee Wild” bees travel 2-3 miles from their hives to gather nectar of blackberry, tulip poplar, and hundreds of other flowers. This wide variety of nectar sources is what gives Wildflower Honey its depth and complexity, much like a fine Cabernet. Enjoy this treat as a sweetener in tea, with a robust cheese such as goat cheese, or as a glaze on chicken or salmon.


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Storage Tip: Apples

Apples are happiest when kept cool at a high humidity. Store them in the crisper drawer in your refrigerator kept in a plastic bag with holes in it or cover them with a damp paper towel. Be mindful about what other produce lives in the crisper, Apples give off ethylene gas with can cause other items to decay faster.


 Recipe by Jenn Louis from tastecooking.com

Recipe by Jenn Louis from tastecooking.com

A new take on eating your greens! This recipe sounds like the perfect dish for a chilly and rainy fall evening.

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