Preservation Celebration 2013
Sunday, November 3, 2013 from 12:30 PM to 3:00 PM (EST)
Reserve your place today to trade your home-canned food with other home food preservers in the Canning Exchange’s Canning Swap; submit a jar of your homemade pickles to Slow Food Pittsburgh’s Pickle Contest; or sample the pickles in competition and a spread of delicious snacks from The Crested Duck Charcuterie. (Kevin from The Crested Duck will be on-hand to help judge the Pickle Contest—he knows from pickles!) And of course you can stop by on November 3rd to peruse the canning-related items for sale or watch a presentation free of charge.
About our awesome presenters:
- Trevett Hooper, the James Beard award semi-finalist chef/owner at Legume Bistro, will tell why and how preserving foods makes his remarkable menu what it is;
- Sara Kreidler of Cook. Can. CSA. will demonstrate how to preserve pickled beets; and
- Amy Baer of Slow Foods Pittsburgh will be tabling to show off the latest and greatest canning gadgets.
- Jill Ciccarelli, author of Fermented: A Four Season Approach to Paleo Probiotic Foods, will be tabling with copies of her book, and we'll have other canning-related books for sale as well; and
- Steve Donohue will be tabling with a display of antique canning supplies and will be on-hand to explain how they work(ed)!
We look forward to seeing you on the 3rd and celebrating the end of the growing season together!
Tell me more about the Canning Swap. What should I bring? What else do I need to know?
Plan on bringing as many jars as you'd like to trade of any shelf-stable home-canned item, along with a copy of the recipe you used for each jar you plan on swapping, so that the people you swap with know all of the ingredients you used and will be able to make the receipe themselves next year! Label each jar with your name, the name of the recipe, and the date when it was canned. Look out for an email with more information about the swap, including a waiver for you to sign, about one week before the event.
Tell me more about the Pickle Contest. What should I bring? What else do I need to know?
Plan on bringing two jars of plckles that are labeled with your name at 10:30 AM on the 3rd. Our judges will carefully taste all of the entries and a winner will be announced at 12:30. Look out for an email with more information about the Pickle Contest about one week before the event.
Can I bring only cucumber pickles, or anything pickled?
This seems complicated. Do you have a schedule of the day's events?
- 12:30 PM: Canning Swap participants arrive to set up and Pickle Contest entrants drop off their two jars of pickles for judging.
- 1 PM: Canning Swap commences!
- 1:45 PM: Canning Swap ends; pickle and Crested Duck Charcuterie tasting begins. Legume's Trevett Hooper speaks on cooking with preserved food.
- 2:15 PM: Cook.Can.CSA.'s Sara Kreidler does a beet pickling demonstration; Pickle Contest winner announced!
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
See a map of places to park nearby here. We will send out more information to Pickle Contest entrants and Canning Swap attendees shortly about arrival times and load-in details.
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questiions and we will be happy to answer them!
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Don't worry about it — we will be able to check you in without your ticket on the day!
What is the refund policy?
Tickets are non-refundable.
Is my ticket transferrable?
You can transfer your ticket to someone else's name if you can't come. Contact email@example.com if you need to transfer your ticket to someone else.