Christmas in a jar - a one day course
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About the Course
Christmas in a Jar at Acton Scott Historic Working Farm.
Winter preserving is usually undertaken with Christmas in mind, and using up the last of the orchard and vegetable bounty. Spend a lovely day creating wonderful Christmas inspired preserves that will liven up your Christmas store cupboard or be given as handmade gifts.
There are two dates for this course in 2018, participants can come to either or both.
3rd November: Cranberry and apple cheese, spiced pumpkin marmalade and sherried plum sauce
17th November: Christmas chutney, cranberry and port jelly, St Clements Marmalade
Please bring an apron and something sturdy to carry the preserves home in.
Tutor: Sara-Jane Brough
Sara-Jane’s ethos is to reintroduce long-forgotten recipes, using seasonal produce such as the Shropshire prune damson and the bounty from the hedgerows and her kitchen garden. Her passion for everything preserved led her to start her business, The Ludlow Jam Pan, in October 2008.
If you are considering staying overnight or attending the course as part of a longer break, a range of local accommodation is available, including farm bed and breakfast, hotels and guest houses. For details please call Church Stretton Visitor Information Centre on 01694 723133 or visit the town’s website.
A range of holiday cottages are also available on the Acton Scott estate; for further information, please get in touch.
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 or phone number above 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 or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
Lunch, refreshments, tools and materials all included. Please let us know at the time of booking if you have any special dietary requirements.
Sara-Jane was an excellent tutor and will be coming again next year.
Anon - - #4725
All of it! Excellent day. We made a good selections of items which you could make at home!
Anon - - #4724
All of it was great! The relish was good as it was a slightly different method from the usual jams and jellies!
Anon - - #4723
Excellent course. Lots of hands-on and very good advice.
Anon - - #4722
Brilliant. Have done a course with Sara Jane and can't wait to do another.
Anon - - #4721
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Course Start DatesSaturday 3rd November 2018
Saturday 17th November 2018
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