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Summer Favorites! Peach Basil Shrub and Pesto!

Santa Monica Farmers Markets

Saturday, July 22, 2017 from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM (PDT)

Summer Favorites! Peach Basil Shrub and Pesto!

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Peach Shrub +

Basil Pesto Demo & Tasting!

Shrubs are one of the easiest preservation projects around, and, whether you use a single variety of stone fruit or a combination in this recipe, it's really hard to go wrong. Simply chop the fruits and infuse them into a bright mixture of apple cider vinegar and white wine vinegar. For a subtly spiced shrub, you can add a cinnamon stick. For an herbal rendition, tuck a sprig of rosemary or basil into the mix.

Shrubs, sometimes called drinking vinegars, are an infusion of fruit, sugar, and acid. They were developed to preserve fruit before refrigeration existed and are a great way to use up slightly bruised or overripe seasonal fruit. This easy peach shrub starts by macerating peaches with sugar for two days and then adding vinegar and basil leaves. After about a week, the infusion is strained and you’re left with a potent sweet-tart drinking vinegar that has the essence of peach and a touch of herb flavor, ready to be turned into a nonalcoholic spritzer or added to cocktails.


Instructor - Brie Wakeland


Brie Wakeland has been involved in philanthropic communities her entire life. She grew up feeding lions, tigers, and raccoons at an exotic animal rehabilitation center. 

Wakeland has worked for the non-profit organizations including Garden School Foundation for the past two years and is a Certified Instructor for Slow Food Preservers Los Angeles

In 2014 Wakeland was awarded the Certificate of Recognition by the City of Los Angeles for her efforts to revitalize Watts, CA, by renewing signage on community businesses. Wakeland also volunteers as an assistant chef for Hip Cooks West and is a certified Master Gardener.

Brie knows that her work teaches skills that one can use throughout their life and is an upstanding global citizen.

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. 


  • August 28th - Quick Method Melon Sorbet!
  • September 23rd - Modern Dehydrating - Making Powders and Leathers!
  • October 28th - Pressure Canning Balsamic Beans!
  • November 18th - Golden Gossip Apple Chutney + Gifts in Jars!


  • Apron 
  • Medium Sized Bowl
  • Knife to cut up peaches
  • Cutting Board
  • Hair Tie for Your Safety and Food Safety
  • Extra Food Storage Bags (so things don't spill on the way home!)

Parking Info:

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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Thelma Terry Workshop 3
2200 Virginia Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90404

Saturday, July 22, 2017 from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM (PDT)

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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.


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