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Pickling the Harvest

What foods can be pickled? You'll be surprised to learn how much you can preserve beyond cucumbers. Using Barbara's tasty recipes and decades of research, you learn all the secrets for making savory treats that will last through the winter. What to do with all that corn? Corn relish, of course. 

These classes will be taught by Barbara W. McKinney, who is retired from forty years in education as faculty and an administrator in secondary and post-secondary institutions. She grew up with parents and grandparents who gardened and “put food by” for decades, and these are still two of her favorite activities every year. Currently, she’s growing veggies to can her well-loved vegetable soup in later summer and is already giving friends jars of this year’s strawberry jam.

Saturday, September 10, 9 AM to noon

Cost $35 

Enroll online HERE or call us at 828.536.0337

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Making Bread like the Pioneers

This hands-on workshop is a little bit of history, a heap of science, a pinch of skill-building, and a whole lot of deliciousness. In this course, you will find useful information and recipes for traditional breads, white breads, whole wheat breads, sweet breads, quick breads, unleavened breads, gluten-free breads, and alternative uses for stale breads. 

Saturday, November 19, 9 AM to noon

Cost $35 each or $50 for a pair

This class will be taught by Angela and Thomas Surber

Enroll online HERE or call us at 828.536.0337

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Learn to Make Scandinavian Stars

Working with two simple materials, flat basket reed and a little glue, you will learn to weave a Scandinavian star. You can complete up to three stars as you learn to create this subtle woven pattern using natural plant material with the look and feel of split wood. These stars make excellent holiday gifts, festive winter decorations, or a perfect Christmas tree topper. ​

Saturday, December 3, 9 AM to noon or 2 to 5 PM


Cost $45 (includes materials for making up to three stars)

This class will be taught by Bridget VanRemortel

Enroll online HERE or call us at 828.536.0337