Sun. May 19th, 2024

After a completely booked out first session in January this year, ZNET Uralla is planning a second Summer Surplus Preserving Workshop.

Held on Saturday, April 1st from 10 am – 3 pm at the Uralla Neighbourhood Centre, this will be a repeat of January’s session. As per the last workshop, all levels of cooking experience are welcome to attend.

In line with ZNet’s focus on reducing waste, the emphasis is on preserving surplus summer crops that may otherwise be wasted. By preserving them now, they can be enjoyed in the cooler months when certain fruits and vegetables are in scarce supply.

The workshop covers basic preserving skills including passata, dried fruit, fruit preservation and pickles with a focus on the Vacola Method of Preserving. The Vacola method is one of the easiest to learn and is essentially a slow water bath method of preserving.

The workshop is completely free however organisers have put a call out for any extra excess produce that locals might like to donate on the day. If you have anything that you think may be suitable, please get in touch with ZNet so they can plan ahead.

Attendees are asked to bring an apron, a knife, and any herbs they might like to include in their passata. The Vacola jars for preservation will be provided on the day.

Bookings are essential and, based on the response to the last workshop, likely to fill up fast. To secure your place visit the event page.

To learn more about ZNet and their other upcoming workshops or to donate any produce to the upcoming event visit the ZNet Website or Facebook Page.

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