2011 Fall Preserving Workshops

Building on our busy summer preserving series, we are offering three more preserving workshops: salsa, stewed tomatoes, and pears. Tomato canning has been a particularly popular request, so we are offering both a salsa class and a stewed tomato class. As the fundamentals of tomato canning are the same for salsa and for stewed tomatoes, we’d recommend taking one or the other (and not both) of the tomato classes. During the classes, we will also discuss techniques for freezing, dehydrating or generally preserving the produce for the winter. In each class we will can enough of the ‘produce of the week’ for you to bring home a jar or two. No prior experience is necessary for these classes.

Where: Local Source Market, 5783 Charles Street, Halifax


September 20 – Tomato Salsa

September 27 – Stewed Tomatoes

October 4 – Pears canned in Apple cider

All classes start at 6 pm and will last about 3 hours depending on recipe.

Cost: $25 per class

Method of Payment and Cancellation Policy: Participants must pay upon registering for the class. We can accept cash, cheque or credit card. We require a credit card number or payment to secure your spot. Please note that we can only refund your registration fee if you cancel a minimum of two business days prior to the class. If you are unable to attend, you are welcome to invite a friend to come in your place.

Let us know if you are interested in bringing your kids – our space has a room off to the side of the kitchen and we can try to arrange someone to keep them occupied while you’re in the kitchen. Our space is accessible for mobility-reduced folks.

The #7, 42, 80 and 81 buses have stops along Robie Street and the #2, 4 and 52 buses have stops along North Street. We will also attempt to match participants interested in car pooling if possible.

To register, please complete the information below and send it along to foodaction@ecologyaction.ca.

Registration Form


Daytime phone:



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Do you have any food allergies or dietary restrictions?

Method of payment (cash, cheque, credit card):
(Cash or cheque can be dropped off at the EAC office. Cheques can also be mailed to the address below. Please make cheques payable to ‘Ecology Action Centre’. To pay by credit card, please call Marla at 442-1077.)

Food Action Committee
Ecology Action Centre
2705 Fern Lane
Halifax, NS
B3K 4L3
Phone (902) 442-1077

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