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Peak Season at the Williamsburg Farmers Market

Blog: Williamsburg Farmers Market   -   Wednesday August 17, 2011   -   By WFM

Saturday, August 20 8:00 a.m. – 12 p.m. Peak Season at the Williamsburg Farmers Market It's the peak season for produce, fruit, cheese, bread, honey, seafood, and pies at the Williamsburg Farmers Market .  Ball Canning demo by Two...

The End-of-Summer Rush

Blog: Pleasant Valley Farm   -   Monday August 15, 2011   -   By Emily

Hello again, blog!  It's so easy to neglect you this time of year...   August is rolling by mighty quickly, it's hard to believe we're already halfway through!  It has been a typically busy late summer so far, and it's set to get even more...

Celebrate Farmers Market Week with us Saturday, Au...

Blog: Williamsburg Farmers Market   -   Wednesday August 03, 2011   -   By WFM

Saturday, August 6, 2011 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Support the farmers market and its farmers, watermen and bakers during Farmers Market Week. The Williamsburg Farmers Market is the place to shop for apples, peaches, watermelons, pork, seafood, herbs,...

Rain, Finally!

Blog: Pleasant Valley Farm   -   Friday July 29, 2011   -   By Emily

Another crazily busy week here on the farm, but that is just July for you!  We were so happy that the oppressive, 100+ degrees temperatures broke, but most days we're still seeing upper 80's and into the 90's, so with the humidity it sure feels like...

Market Calendar for July 23, 2011

Blog: Williamsburg Farmers Market   -   Tuesday July 19, 2011   -   By WFM

Saturday, July 23 8:00 a.m. – 12 noon Peaches, apples, blackberries, goat meat, herb plants and a knife sharpener are among the many products and services available at the Williamsburg Farmers Market .  A Thyme to Plant Herb Farm will be at...

Market Calendar for July 16, 2011

Blog: Williamsburg Farmers Market   -   Tuesday July 12, 2011   -   By WFM

Saturday, July 16, 2011 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. This Saturday at the Williamsburg Farmers Market The Trellis Restaurant will be at the Chef Tent, the Master Gardeners will attend and Louis Vangieri will play guitar. Shop for fresh, local...

Turning a sow's ear into a silk purse

Blog: The Jam and Jelly Lady   -   Friday July 08, 2011   -   By Sonya

Sometimes a mistake can turn out to be a good thing... It's chaotic in our little cannery this time of year, as farmers arrive daily to drop off delicious offerings of raspberries, blackberries, strawberries, black raspberries, a plethora of peppers, onions,...

Based on popular demand, we repeat "Canning with L...

Blog: The Jam and Jelly Lady   -   Wednesday July 06, 2011   -   By Sonya

Just finished teaching a packed house of canners tonight how to can tomatoes three ways - boy the cannery smells good!  We canned Bruschetta, Italian tomatoes, and Creole Sauce.  While waiting for the pressure canners to finish, I made little garlic...

Fresh, Local Products, Chef and Canning Demonstrat...

Blog: Williamsburg Farmers Market   -   Tuesday July 05, 2011   -   By WFM

Saturday, July 9, 2011 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. July is peak season for corn, tomatoes, blackberries and cut flowers at the Williamsburg Farmers Market . Jim Gay of Colonial Williamsburg Historic Foodways will be at Chefs Tent and Two Girls and a...

Canning Classes: Beginner's Boot Camp in July!

Blog: The Jam and Jelly Lady   -   Tuesday June 28, 2011   -   By Sonya

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...

Live Music, Chef and Canning Demos and Fresh, Loca...

Blog: Williamsburg Farmers Market   -   Tuesday June 21, 2011   -   By WFM

Saturday, June 25, 2011 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Shop for everything from raspberries, blueberries and tomatoes to goat cheese, daylilies and lavender at the Williamsburg Farmers Market . The Williamsburg Lodge will be at the Chef Tent at 9:30 a.m. and...

Rating the Newest Ball Canning Equipment

Blog: The Jam and Jelly Lady   -   Monday June 13, 2011   -   By Sonya

As a place to take canning instruction, we are listed on the Ball website, www.freshpreserving.com under "Happenings" and "Learn to Can."  As such, UPS delivered an unexpected surprise today: a free box of the latest Ball products....

Thanks to our newly christened canning queens!

Blog: The Jam and Jelly Lady   -   Monday June 13, 2011   -   By Sonya

Yesterday I had the pleasure of hosting a fabulous group of ladies who wanted to learn canning from the ground up.  Thanks so much for your enthusiasm, curiosity, creativity, and joy - you really kept me on my toes! Especially Linda Oda, my dear friend...

Recycling, Canning Demonstrations and More June 11

Blog: Williamsburg Farmers Market   -   Tuesday June 07, 2011   -   By WFM

Saturday, June 11, 2011 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Blueberries, carrots, artisan chocolate and bison will be among the offerings at the Williamsburg Farmers Market . The City of Williamsburg  will have a recycling exhibit and a canning...

Zucchini Relish Class - didn't get "blown away!"

Blog: The Jam and Jelly Lady   -   Saturday May 28, 2011   -   By Sonya

  Wednesday evening posed a real problem: tornado watches abounded, yet one of our dear students, Deb, was coming from Zanesville, Ohio (over a 2 hours drive), to dive into relishes with us crazy canners.  But I couldn't get hold of her before she...

Memorial Day Specials, Canning Demonstrations and ...

Blog: Williamsburg Farmers Market   -   Tuesday May 24, 2011   -   By WFM

Saturday, May 28, 2011 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Plan Memorial Day picnics with bison, fruit pies and spring vegetables available at the Williamsburg Farmers Market .  A strawberry jam canning demonstration will be presented by Two Girls and a...

Open House: Snappin' Asparagus and Strawberry Jam!

Blog: The Jam and Jelly Lady   -   Tuesday May 17, 2011   -   By Sonya

This weekend is typical of summer for us:  really burning the candle at both ends!  First, the West Chester Farmers Market near Cincinnati, Ohio opens. That market always opens with a bang - loads of vendors even though it's still pretty early for...

A Fabulous Boot Camp Class!

Blog: The Jam and Jelly Lady   -   Sunday May 15, 2011   -   By Sonya

Just recovering from a very energetic group of Boot Camp canners yesterday!  What great questions, theories, and suggestions they had! We began the class with lecture on mold, botulism, etc., and the importance of actually processing canned...

Getting Ready for Canning Boot Camp this Saturday

Blog: The Jam and Jelly Lady   -   Wednesday May 11, 2011   -   By Sonya

Due to some recent surgery, I've been mostly out of the cannery for three weeks.  I've got to teach a beginner's "Boot Camp" this weekend, so I've got to spend some time today dusting, mopping, and generally refamiliarizing myself with my work!...

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