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Learn to produce the highest quality jam, chutney, pickles and jelly on one of these enjoyable home preserving courses. Courses and workshops across the UK teaching how to use and preserve damsons, elderberries, blackberries, raspberries, black, red and white currants, gooseberries, cranberries, apples and pears. Learn how to pickle onions, beetroots and other vegetables or create the perfect chutney to accompany your cheese board! Enjoy nature's harvest all year round or pot up these seasonal treats to give as gifts!

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Next course on 24th June 2017
Sat 24th June 2017 10:00 - 16:00 £50 Tutor: Jill & Ian Sainsbury Teas/Coffee included ABOUT THE COURSE Learn how to make tasty drinks from hedgerow ingredients on this cordial making course. Our tutors will guide you around our beautiful Education Centre in the heart of the South Downs, teaching you to identify and forage tasty ingredients from our local hedgerows. The class will then move into the kitchen where you will prepare and turn...
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Click through above to see our website and browse our full 2016 course programme In this hands on workshop, we will cover simple fermentation methods, their endless benefits, and issues that might crop up. Bring an apron, prepare to get your hands messy, and possibly purple! Through adding salt to raw food we can preserve our organic (or otherwise) home grown grown produce complete with its entire micro nutrient benefit as well as further as...
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Next course on 16th September 2017
Jam And Chutney-Making - Harvest In A Jar Tutor: Hannah Taylor Learn some tricks of the trade from professional jam-maker Hannah Taylor! On this one-day course, you will make a raspberry jam and a beetroot chutney, and learn the principles of jam-making and bottling along the way. Please look carefully at the What to Bring list below, as you will need all of it. Hannah says that ingredients don't have to be exact, but this...
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Next course on 25th March 2017
This is a full day course covering the basics of jam making. In the morning session you will learn how to select and prepare fruit and other ingredients ready for jam making, how to sterilise equipment and jars and have a go at making your own fruit jam. In the afternoon session you will have the opportunity to experiment with other jams such as chillli jam and rose petal jam. You will also have the...