{event announcement} Food In Jars Day

…and by Food In Jars, I mean blogger, cookbook author & food preservation instructor Marisa McClennan, her fabulous blog, Food In Jars, and now her first book with the same name: Food In Jars: Preserving in Small Batches Year Round. Yup, its a whole day devoted to Marisa’s fabulousness!

August 19th is From Scratch Club’s Official Food In Jars Day!
{cue thoughts of skies filled with colorful fireworks or rainbow confetti mid-air at a party or canons blaring}

Marisa is coming to visit on Sunday, August 19th to:

…teach a class…


…hang out during our Troy Food Swap…


… sign copies of her book…

{High Five Up High}

…give a short talk…

{Has your jaw hit the floor yet?}

…and hang out & be merry!


{LOOK!} food in jars. Marisa inspires many of us here at FSC


August 19, 2012
Spiced Plum Jam Class: 2-4pm
Troy Food Swap (w/ book signing & short talk): 4:30-6:30pm
*Both events are at Oakwood Community Center, 313 Tenth Street, Troy, NY*

Yes I Can!

Spiced Plum Jam w/ Marisa McClellan of Food in Jars

Whether you’ve dipped a toe into the world of homemade jar or never even picked up a jar, this class is for you. Canning teacher, blogger and cookbook author Marisa McClellan will walk you through the basics of jam making and boiling water bath canning. You’ll learn to make Spiced Plum Jam and will go home with a small jar of the jam as well as a printout of the recipe. In addition, as with all FSC Academy classes, you will also go home with a FSC goodie bag!

Sunday, August 19th, 2012
Oakwood Community Center, 313 Tenth Street, Troy, NY 12180Price: $52 ($45 goes to Marisa) w/ $7 Materials Fee (pays for the kitchen rentals, plums and additional materials)

Spots Available: 15
Payment: Pay at the door with cash, check or credit card.


Sunday, August 19th, 2012
Oakwood Community Center, 313 Tenth Street, Troy, NY 12180

$2/ per person, suggested donation.
Books will be on sale.

We have swap-curious tickets & swapper tickets available here

WHAT is a SWAP-CURIOUS Ticket? These ticket allows you to hang out during the swap, sample swap items and check it out to see if you want to come back as a swapper. Its also good as a ticket for author events, when you just wanna come hear/see the author & get your book signed!


Author Event Schedule
4:30-5:15pm: Marisa will sell & sign books during the ‘swap set up’ time.
5:15pm: Marisa will give her talk & take questions before Swappers brouwse the tables & begin the swapping event.

5:30ish-End: Marisa will continue to mingle with guests and sell/books books as needed.
More general information on our food swaps can be found here & here.

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Finding her true calling, connecting people to their local foodshed, Christina is the Editor & Founder of From Scratch Club and a proud CSA Member & Market Crew member of Kilpatrick Family Farm. At the homestead, she is the Chef de Cuisine, Master Baker & Head Food Preservationist to her husband Charles and their 2 year old son, Miles Jae. Although always a supporter of local, sustainable, humane and whole foods, Chris is now on a serious mission to bring those principles into her kitchen due to Miles Jae’s multiple food allergy diagnosis, asthma and the rare disease, EE. All of her recipes are dairy, soy, tree nuts, peanuts, gluten/wheat, pea, corn & sesame free.

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4 Comments on “{event announcement} Food In Jars Day”

  1. July 21, 2012 at 8:50 pm #

    I just got this from the library! Loads of things I plan to make. I heart canning :)

  2. August 7, 2012 at 2:46 pm #

    Can’t wait! so excited!


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