Probably the last Boot Camp we'll have for beginner's this summer is scheduled for Sunday, July 10. Surprisingly, the positions (we only take 10 students) have gone rather quickly. We have three left at this point.
Why don't we teach canning in August? Because we're so busy canning! Basically, I won't have a day off work until the beginning of November. (Good thing we had a relaxing camping vacation last week!) Harvest season already began with strawberries, and now we're into blackberries, raspberries, and black raspberries.
Berries are pretty easy to make into delicious jams, but peaches, apricots, nectarines, and plums are a bit different, and take longer. Then along come tomatoes and corn - boy, now we're talking loongggggg days! Add to that two farmer's markets, 15 retail outlets that we wholesell to, internet orders, walk-ins, phone orders, and some huge weekend shows in September and October... No free weekends for a long time! Thus, no more canning classes until at least the end of October.
If you've already taken our Boot Camp course, we have an excellent Tomatoes: Three Ways (Masters Class) scheduled for July 6, in the evening.