Events from City Fruit (forwarded via CAGJ). Want to know what to do with green tomatoes? That one caught my eye. If I don’t make the class, I’m going to be working on some of my own recipes, thanks to Seattle’s charming lack of proper-length summer this year..
What to Do with Green Tomatoes?
Saturday, October 2, 2-3 pm
Jackson Place Cohousing: 800 Hiawatha Pl. SE. Seattle, WA
If you’re a northwest gardener, you’ve got ‘em—green tomatoes that didn’t ripen before cool weather set in. Come learn creative ways to use the last of your tomato harvest, no ripening required! Turn your green tomatoes into relishes, bake with them, or just cook up some simple recipes for dinner. And if you can’t cook up all your green tomatoes, learn how to ripen them off-the-vine. Instructor Kristin Danielson-Wong brings over 20 years of experience in food preserving and teaching, and she just might like green tomatoes better than red. $15 members, $20 non-members.
Register at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/130512 or send a check to City Fruit, PO Box 28577 Seattle 98118.
Planting and Caring for Young Fruit Trees
October 9, 10 am-12 pm
Bradner Gardens Park Classroom: 1750 S Bradner Pl, Seattle, WA
Fall is planting time! Plant your tree before the ground gets hard and get a head start on your fruit. By using good planting, watering, and pruning techniques, and learning to recognize problems, you can give young trees the best chance to become healthy and productive. The class covers site selection, fruit tree selection (how large? What type?), where to buy fruit trees, how to plant them and how to care for young trees. Jana Dilley works on the Green Seattle Initiative with the City of Seattle Office of Sustainability and Environment. She has a master’s degree in Forestry and in Public Affairs and has organized community tree-planting events in Seattle and California. $15 members, $20 non-members.
Register at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/114585 or send a check to City Fruit, PO Box 28577 Seattle 98118.
Canning Basics: Plum Jam
Sunday, October 10, 2:00-4:30 p.m.
Greenwood Senior Center: 525 N. 85th St. Seattle, WA
Canning is the premier way to preserve fall’s harvest at home, whether from your own yard or the market. In this class, you’ll learn tips and techniques to can safely and successfully at home, so you can preserve the season to enjoy all year long. Taste some plum jam made while you watch from City Fruit’s harvest. Instructor Shannon Bailey is a local canning expert who has taught many workshops on food preservation. $15 members, $20 non-members.
Register at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/130544 or send a check to City Fruit, PO Box 28577 Seattle 98118.
Homemade Harvest Pies
Saturday, October 23, 1-3:30 pm
Jackson Place Cohousing: 800 Hiawatha Pl. S. Seattle, WA
It’s time to turn your fruit harvest (or your favorite farmer’s) into homemade pies, for special occasions or an everyday treat. Our instructor Tracey Bernal has worked as a pastry chef and cook at Campagne, Café Septieme, the Palace Kitchen and the Dahlia Bakery. Tracey will cover methods and recipes for crusts and fillings, including reading recommendations. She’ll also show you make-ahead methods for fillings and crusts and how to put up fruits for pie fillings. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to learn from a true culinary professional for an affordable price. $15 members, $20 non-members.
Register at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/130802 or send a check to City Fruit, PO Box 28577 Seattle 98118.