Food Preservation and Storage

Southern Style

Hands-on 2 Day In-person Class

Join Holly Giles to learn the secrets to a stocked kitchen, food storage,  preserving seasonal items and being prepared for events that impact your life.

Classes will take place in a home kitchen for a hands-on experience. Choose one of the days or both!  Opt in for our Farm to Table dinner experience on Friday night. Location: Debary, FL Lodging options available.

Day 1    Friday, October 14th  12:00pm - 4:30pm

Tastings, topics manual and take home samples are included in day one.

Basic Food Storage

Learn how to store food for cooking, baking and everyday use. How to store like items and timeline of storage. Also, discover how to gather and store food for your family for a one month supply.

Maximizing Food Purchases

How can you make your food go further? Package food according to your family's use. Mix, cut, freeze and store ahead to keep your budget on track.

Kitchen Gadgets and Recipes

Discover how to use kitchen tools you have already to the best benefit and what tools should be on your list to add to your kitchen for years of use to preserve food.

Day 2   Saturday, October 15  10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Bread and Jam! We will discover how easy homemade bread, quick bread and a simple focaccia can be and how to store it. Basic water bath canning will be taught along with making jam to take home. This will be hands-on with all recipes and manual.

Basic Water Bath Canning

Hands-on making jam and other foods that can be canned for your pantry.

Best Practices for Fresh

Which seasonal foods work best frozen, canned or dried? Learn current methods.

From Scratch Breads

Bake from scratch recipes to sample and fit your families needs. How to store bread.

Q and A

Get your questions answered and chat with others for collective knowledge.

Your Host

For generations my family has enjoyed Florida grown food. My grandmothers poured their lifetime of southern traditions and food knowledge into me gradually as I grew up. Now, I enjoy helping other women find success in the basics of southern style pantries with modern conveniences. 

Come join me in the kitchen and share in the idea of feeding your family on a budget, southern style.

Only 10 spots are available for this 2-day event to give you personal attention and confidence in the skills you will learn.

This event is FOR you if:

This event is NOT for you if:

You are new or a beginner to food storage

As a busy mom you are ready to learn simple and basic skills to further your food and expand on your family's meals.

You are a busy mom with limited time

With a busy lifestyle it's hard to add something new. I will give you basic tools to implement in your family's current routine.

You want to learn new ideas without radical change.

If the thought of adding in changes is confusing, but you want to enhance your current food budget and planning. I will help you add ideas to your comfort level with room to expand on your timeline.

You have no idea where to start

It all sounds great, BUT you don't know where to begin and it seems complicated. I will show you how to make a few simple changes that will make a big impact on your confidence in feeding your family over time.

You are an experienced food storage mama

The goal of this event is to introduce and enhance basic methods and ideas to start making changes in your kitchen. 

You can and preserve food like a pro

This event will go over basics for beginners and walk through the history and safety of canning. Teaching safe and modern methods with simple recipes for beginners.

You are already a budget master and foodie expert

This event will go over using your current shopping list and how we can maximize the use of the food you already buy. Also, review recipes to add that use leftovers in several ways, add from-scratch ideas and provide basic supplies for storage.

This is a women only event. Please no children. Fees are per person. 

Grab a Friend and Make it a Fun Learning Event

Discover these food storage and preservation techniques with a friend and help each other make positive changes in your family's food pantry.  Enjoy the Friday night women's dinner, make new friends and share ideas. Together, get excited about the future of your family's food no matter the economy.

 Attend both days and receive $46 in BONUS material:

Not local? Need Accommodations?

Stay in our historic tropical rental home where the workshop will be presented!

river city's retreat

Four spots are available for attendees to stay and enjoy during the event. See options on ticket page.

Be a Pantry Pro for your Family

Save Money
Discover Techniques
Be Budget Savvy

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