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We'll be making Spicy Pickled Beets!
Remember all those legendary Russian centenarians? Beets, frequently consumed either pickled or in borscht, the traditional Russian soup, may be one reason behind their long and healthy lives. These colorful root vegetables contain powerful nutrient compounds that help protect against heart disease, birth defects and certain cancers, especially colon cancer.
The beetroot is a root vegetable, scientifically known as Beta vulgaris. It is also known as red beet, table beet, garden beet, or simply beet.
Packed with essential nutrients, beetroots are a great source of fiber, folate (vitamin B9), manganese, potassium, iron and vitamin C.
Beetroots and beetroot juice have been associated with numerous health benefits as stated above but also — improved blood flow, lower blood pressure and increased exercise performance.
Beetroots are delicious when eaten raw, but are more frequently cooked or pickled. Their leaves can also be cooked and enjoyed like spinach.
Instructor - Eugenia Edwards
Eugenia Edwards started her adventures in preserving over 20 years ago in her tiny apartment kitchen. 20 years later the kitchen is bigger and so are the adventures which include making jam, marmalade, pickles, vinegar and more. Now that she's retired from teaching people how to use computer software, Eugenia just became a Slow Food Certified Preserver Instructor so that now she can take others on her canning adventures!
Upcoming Preserving Classes
Santa Monica Farmers Market Virginia Avenue Park Monthly preserving classes are held in the Thelma Terry Workshop 3 at Santa Monica Farmer's Market Virginia Avenue Park
Every fourth Saturday of the month From 9:30 am – 12:00 noon. You must be over the age of 12 years to attend. Classes are free, but registration is required.
- May 20th - Chocolate Cherry Jam!
- June 24th - Mozzarella and Ricotta Cheese!
- July 22nd - Peach Basil Shrub and Pesto Demo!
- August 26th - Quick Method Melon Sorbet!
WHAT TO BRING FOR ALL CLASSES:
- Knife - chef's and pairing knife
- Cutting Board
- Apron — BEETS CAN STAIN CLOTHES!
- Medium Sized Bowl
- Hair Tie for Your Safety and Food Safety
- Food Safety Gloves — Beets will stain your hands!!
- Extra Food Storage Bags (so things don't spill on the way home!)
Parking is available at Pico Blvd at 23rd Street (farmers market parking) OR in the Virginia Ave Park Lot, accessed from Virginia Ave (one block north, parallel to Pico Blvd. between Cloverfield and 20th St.).
Overflow Parking is available in the Venice Family Clinic parking lot (0.4 miles away) located at 2509 Pico Blvd. Use any parking space facing a wall.
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When & Where
Santa Monica Farmers Markets
The City of Santa Monica oversees the operation and management of four Certified Farmers’ Markets (CFMs). An estimated 900,000 shoppers visit the markets every year. Collectively, they provide customers with a selection of fresh, seasonal produce year-round that is pre-eminent among farmers' market programs in the state.
The Santa Monica Farmers Markets are committed to promoting healthful eating and sustainable agriculture in California by providing fresh agricultural products from small farms to urban customers, thereby building community and preserving California farmland.