Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Farm to Table for Families

I'll be teaching a class at the Conference on Extraordinary Living at Umpqua Community College on Friday, September 13.  Here's the description from the online brochure:

Farm to Table for Families:
Fresh Local Food to Nourish Your Busy Life
Jennifer Coalwell, Master Food Preserver, food blogger
and local volunteer presents this fast-paced, high
energy class focusing on where to find fresh local food,
why it’s important and how to prepare it quickly, simply,
and deliciously to nourish yourself and your family.
Demos and Sampling!

I'm working hard to pack in as much useful information as possible.

FYI...I was the chair of this conference for five years, when it was called the Conference on Aging.  I'll enjoy going back as a presenter.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Peak of the Season Celebration in Canyonville

This sounds like fun!!! 

 Rainy Rattlesnakes will provide entertainment.

Canyonville Farmers Market August 28, 2013 CELEBRATES Peak of the Season!

Live music, free raffle, wine and beer tastings and more!
Every year during the summer, communities are converging to celebrate a wonderful atmosphere: farmers and friends coming together to share a harvest that’s feeding local families.  Local artisans, crafts, jewelry and bakers share in the occasion as well.   

We owe the success of our market to you; therefore we decided to celebrate on August 28, 2013 4-7pm!  Canyonville Farmers Market is hosting live music with Rainy & The Rattlesnakes; playing bluegrass/Jazz with a fiddle and mandolin. Ray (their father) also joins them by playing guitar.

We also are offering a few free raffles, along with wine and beer tastings!

Join our vendors offer farm fresh produce sweet corn, tomatoes, peaches, strawberries, blackberries, melons, beets, carrots, zucchini, garlic, teas, breads, jewelry, wood products, ornamental gifts, dog treats, homemade pies, fresh cut flowers, hot tamales, and more!

“It is a chance for people to come together and appreciate local, handmade products, artisans and home grown fresh, local and mostly organic produce.  This year the market is proud to accept SNAP/EBT which opens the market to everyone. ”-Karen Snyder, Market Manager

Check out the manager gazette and Facebook for the latest up to date information, recipes and vendor highlights!

Canyonville Farmers Market: We grow it, we make it, we produce it! Every Wednesday 4-7pm at the South Seven Feathers Casino Parking Lot, Canyonville, OR 

Freezing Convenience Foods

Douglas County OSU Extension Master Food Preservers can teach you how to stock your freezer with homemade convenience foods.  Check out this upcoming class...
Freezing Convenience Foods

WhenSaturday September 21, 2013, 10am – 2pm
WherePine Grove Community Church
1729 Buckhorn Road
Event typeWorkshops
Class Date: Sept. 21, 2013 (10 am-2 pm), registration deadline: 9/11/13.
Cost: $40.00
Learn how to take fresh, healthy ingredients and transform them into your favorite frozen dinners. You can save money and make exactly what your family likes by customizing the recipes. This class is hands-on and we will have a luncheon to taste test all the recipes.
Contact phone541-672-4461…