Thursday, June 15, 2017

Common Good City Farm announces two Food Preservation Series workshops

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Subject: [LeDroitPark] Food Preservation Workshop Series, 1st one this Wed, June 21 at Common Good City Farm [1 Attachment]

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Hi Everyone,
Join us on the Farm for a Food Preservation workshop series with Rachel Armistead of The Sweet Farm!

Wed, June 21, 6:30 - 8:30 pm: Kraut Making Workshop
Wed, July 19, 6:30 - 8:30 pm: Ginger Beer Workshop

Wed, August 23, 6 - 8 pm: Pickling Workshop
Wed, September 20, 6 - 8 pm, Kimchi Workshop

Event descriptioLearn how to preserve food with Rachel Armistead of The Sweet Farm!

June 21, 6:30 - 8:30 pm: Sauerkraut for Strength: Vegetable Fermentation for Beginners
Have you heard all about the benefits of fermented foods, but don't know where to start? In this fun and informative class, you'll learn all about fermentation, probiotics, and the benefits of making your own sauerkraut. Join Rachel Armistead of The Sweet Farm as she walks you through the basics of vegetable fermentation, with samples from The Sweet Farm's own product line. Finally, you'll chop, salt, and mix your very own batch of kraut to ferment at home, and leave with the knowledge you need to make the next batch on your own.

July 19, 6:30 - 8:30 pm: Summer Sips: DIY Probiotic Ginger Beer
Soda season is upon us! Nothing beats the heat like the sweet fizz of an ice-cold soda pop. But who wants all that sugar? All those chemicals? All that...what is phosphoric acid, anyway? Rachel Armistead, co-founder of The Sweet Farm and avid soda lover, teaches you how to make your own lightly fermented ginger beer (and other sodas) with less sugar, natural ingredients and seasonal flavorings. Attendees will leave with a how-to guide, a handmade ginger bug (wild soda culture), and recipe ideas for a summertime's worth of sweet, delicious fizz!

August 23, 6 - 8 pm: Perfect Pickles: Summer Brining and Fermenting
Few things are more refreshing on a hot summer day than a cool, crunchy pickle. And it's even more satisfying (and healthier!) when you make it yourself! While cucumbers make the most popular pickles, all sorts of summer vegetables are perfect for pickling. From green tomatoes to hot peppers, zucchini to green beans, your summer garden is full of potential pickles. Rachel Armistead, co-founder of The Sweet Farm, will guide you through the process of brining and fermenting, and show you how to turn the summer bounty into delicious, probiotic pickles. Attendees will leave with a how-to guide, a quart of handmade pickles, and the confidence and know-how to continue fermenting all summer long!

September 20, 6 - 8 pm: Kim Chi and Me: Kim Chi for Every Palate
When most people think of kim chi, they think of a super spicy, bright red mix of strange vegetables buried in the ground. Which is why many people view the traditional Korean ferment suspiciously. But kim chi is a wonderful and varied ferment that can be made exactly how you like it. In this class, Rachel Armistead of The Sweet Farm will talk about all the different ways you can make and flavor your kim chi. And you'll get to make your own batch to take home, just the way you like it--no burying required!

Rachel Armistead is co-owner of The Sweet Farm, a fermented foods company in Frederick, Maryland, that sells a variety of naturally fermented, probiotic krauts, pickles, mustard and ginger beer. She also loves teaching people how to make fermented veggies and sodas at home for themselves. Through product sales and workshops, Rachel hopes to once again make fermentation part of our common food culture.


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Josephine Chu
Program and Outreach Coordinator
Common Good City Farm
V Street between 2nd and 4th Streets, NW
Washington, DC 20001 202-559-7513 (office)

Common Good City Farm's mission is to grow food, educate, and help
low-income DC community members meet their food needs. Our programs
provide hands-on training in food production, healthy eating, and
environmental sustainability.

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