About the Course
There will be plenty to keep you pickling and preserving throughout the year using ingredients from your garden, orchard and allotment. Nothing will be wasted as Sara-Jane guides you in using the available products season by season. At the end of each course you will take home your preserves and the recipes so you can carry on in your kitchen. Keep your cupboards well stocked or delight your friends with a gift handmade by you.
All the preserving courses are gluten free and suitable for vegetarians. Please see individual courses for those suitable for vegans.
Sara-Jane's ethos is to reintroduce long-forgotten recipes, using seasonal produce. Her passion for everything preserved led her to start her business, The Ludlow Jam Pan, in October 2008. She is a very popular tutor at Acton Scott and we recommend to book early to avoid disappointment.
You will need to bring an apron and a basket to take your preserves home in.
We will make different seasonal preserves on each of the listed dates, please contact us to enquire which workshop runs on which date.
Spring preserves - you will make:
Rhubarb & Ginger Jam
Nettle & Wild garlic pesto
Summer Preserves - you will make:
Strawberry & Rose petal Jam
Raspberry & Lemon Curd
Autumn Preserves (the vegetable patch) - suitable for vegans.
You will make:
Runner Bean Chutney
Pumpkin & Maple Butter
Shallots in Balsamic Vinegar
Acton Scott Historic Working Farm is an outdoor site. Most areas are wheelchair accessible, but please be aware that the farm yard is cobbled and the ground often uneven. If you have any access concerns, please contact us. When booking please advise us of any medical conditions or special requirements.
Payment for courses
Course places must be paid for at the time of booking. Your place is not secure until paid for in full. If you have to cancel your booking, please inform Acton Scott Historic Working Farm as soon as possible by telephone and confirm in writing or by email. If you cancel your booking more than four weeks before the course start date, 90% of the course fee will be refunded (10% of the course fee will be reserved to cover administrative costs). You may use your fee towards an alternative course. If you cancel your booking less than four weeks before the course start date, fees paid will not be refunded unless the course was full and your place can be re-sold.
Please contact us via the form to book your place.
If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
Lunch, refreshments, tools and materials all provided.
good tuition, good atmosphere
Anon - - #23960
The best part was learning what to do with lots of lovely veg.
Anon - - #17827
It was all excellent
Anon - - #17826
All of it - especially making 3 different recipes. Thank you Sarah-Jane for another excellent day
anon - - #6074
Everything!! It has been a brilliant day, informative and enjoyable, thank you.
anon - - #6072
A great day, Very enjoyable.
anon - - #6070
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