Old Florida Strawberry Canning Day 2

By Holly Giles

Old Florida Strawberry Canning Day 2


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Location: Our home in Debary, Florida

March 1, 2019.

10:30 am until 12:45 pm.

Join the Giles family and friends to step back in old Florida where families gathered at their neighbors to help can their harvest, then move to the next neighbor until everyone had their harvest preserved. In these modern days, some old ways of living have gone away. Come learn how to can fruit from the grocery store, farmer’s market or u-pick farm.

Take home 2 jars of strawberry jam per purchased class ticket.  Additional jars can be purchased for $5 per half pint pre-made variety of jams and butters. We will also talk and demonstrate about other methods of preserving food like dehydration.

We encourage you to pick your own strawberries at a local u-pick farm during this season. It is a lot of fun!

Purchase one ticket per participating child.

This class is for parent and child participation. Enjoy learning this skill together. You will be grouped with another family to make the jam. You will share the jars at the end of class. Each family will take home 2 jars.

In the order notes PLEASE GIVE YOUR EMAIL, CELL PHONE, NAMES AND AGES OF PARTICIPATING CHILDREN. We will communicate several times prior to the event with information and details.

Children must be 7 or older to participate due to boiling liquid and outdoor stove usage.

A liability and photography waiver must be signed by a parent on the day of the event for children to be able to participate.

Please arrive on time. We will begin the class promptly at 10:30am.

Wear closed-toe shoes and clothing that can get stained with strawberries. The class will be outdoors.

Items to bring per participating child:

  • 2  quarts (aprox. 1 1/2 pounds) of whole, fresh strawberries, washed and stems removed. Have your children do this at home.
  • 2 1/2 pint jars with rings and lids, run them through the dishwasher.
  • Snack, water, and/or lunch ( I serve strawberry granola bars, no nuts)
  • Younger children are not recommended for this event due to hot burners, boiling water and knives. babies in carriers or strollers are fine.

We welcome donations of canning jars of all sizes for future use, lids and rings not necessary! Check grandma’s cupboards.

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