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The Piedmont Picnic Pantry: Jelly + Pickles Canning Basics

Want to can your own preserves but not sure how to get started?
Join us! We’ll guide you through two of the simplest and safest preserves to start with: jelly and pickles.

Saturday, April 8, 10 AM – 12 PM
Raleigh City Farm (800 N Blount St.)

What to expect:
We’ll tell you tales of the history of canning and of our local area along the way.
You’ll have a chance to customize your own jar of pickles with spring veggies and spices to take home with you.
You’ll get a full overview of the jelly-making process and how to make jelly with spring wildflowers.
You’ll leave with a solid knowledge of the water bath canning method, detailed handouts, and a jar of preserves!

Reserve your spot here.

This workshop is hosted outdoors on site at the lovely Raleigh City Farm in downtown Raleigh (800 N Blount St.).

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Wild History Walk + Wild Food Tasting with TLC!

Wild History Walk + Spring Equinox Celebration:  Spring Greens & Tiny Flowers | Saturday, March 18, 2-4 PM | TLC Walnut Hill Forest

Take a walk on the wild side with us and Triangle Land Conservancy! This beginner level foraging class will cover foraging basics (including rules and etiquette) and provide a solid knowledge of a handful of practical Piedmont plants to enjoy incorporating into your table._MG_5393

The tour will take place at Walnut Hill in Wake County, closed to the public but abounding with plant diversity and a rich wild history just waiting to be explored. The walk will be followed by a complimentary picnic of foraged and hyper local wild edibles!

Reserve your spot through TLC here.

TLC Members receive a $5 discount for this event. Not a TLC Member? Your $30  admission price includes a year long TLC Membership, eligible for future discounts and other benefits!

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Postponed: Apples 3 Ways Preserving Workshop

Apples 3 Ways: Preserving Workshop | Raleigh City Farm  | POSTPONED to: Saturday, November 12, 9-11 AM

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Our October workshop has been postponed do to weather.  It is rescheduled for November.  Our November workshop in our Fall Class Series at Raleigh City Farm is Apples 3 Ways: Preserving Workshop! Interested in learning to preserve the fall bounty of apples all year long? We’ll show you three delicious ways and teach you the history behind these methods and some of your favorite apple varieties!

Information will cover how to preserve apples three different ways — including “snitzing”! Techniques generalize easily to other fruits! You will leave with a solid overview of how to use the water-bath canning method. We’ll send you home with a jar of apple preserves that you help make!

Reserve your spot here. 

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Dishtory Dessert Potluck THIS Saturday 10/1!

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Share your favorite family dessert and its story!

Saturday, October 1, 7-9 PM

Raleigh City Farm

Every dish has a story.  What’s your Dishtory?

Do you have a favorite dessert that you love to make for your family or friends?  How about a dessert you ate growing up that is weird or delicious that you’d love to share?  Maybe a dish that generations of your family has made, and you’d love to tell us its story?  

Let us know what you’re bringing on our event page wall!

Join us for an evening on the farm to celebrate our best family dessert traditions and record them for posterity!  Bring your dish, and we’ll take your portrait with the dish and then (if you want!) we’ll record the story behind the dish in our Dishtory Story Booth.

We’ll have vintage inspired cocktails for sale that you can sip while we all sit down to a big dessert potluck with each other on the farm!

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Join us! Tart & Tangy Yogurt Workshop

Tart & Tangy Yogurt Workshop | Raleigh City Farm | Saturday, June 11, 9-11 AM

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Reserve your spot here for our upcoming Tart & Tangy Yogurt Workshop!

Interested in learning to make your own yogurt at home? Want to know how to make extra-thick Greek-style yogurt? How about how to turn your yogurt into creamy yogurt cheese – labneh? We’ve got you covered!

Information will cover how to make make yogurt at home with no special equipment and then turn it into Greek-style yogurt or labneh yogurt cheese. We’ll provide a variety of mix-ins for you to choose from to make your very own ball of yogurt cheese to take home with you.

Reserve your spot here.

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May Wild History Walk! Berries & Blooms

Wild History Walk  – Blooms & Berries | Surprise Location TBA, Raleigh, NC | May 22, 2-4 PM

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Piedmont Picnic Project will host a Wild History Foraging Walk + Wild Food Tasting on Sunday, May 22, 2-4 PM. We’ll forage edible wild plants together, learn more about the local history, and then taste dishes made from the same plants!

Reserve your spot here!

Our walk will take place at a surprise location within a 20-minute drive of downtown Raleigh.  The location will be a lovely natural setting with abundant wild edibles and a unique connection to Raleigh’s history.

We will review foraging guidelines and safety as well as instruction on plant uses and identification. Along the way, we’ll share history about the local area and this month’s theme: Berries & Blooms.

For the light picnic you can expect wild teas, local bread, local cheese, homemade wild jams and jellies, wild greens, and a wild treat for dessert!

Tickets available here.  

Notes:

+Parking for the walk is in a lot on Crabtree Blvd at the Southwestern corner of the intersection of Raleigh Blvd and Crabtree Blvd. The nearest address is 2321 Crabtree Blvd – go just east of this on on Crabtree Blvd to access the lot.
+Please arrive 15 minutes before the start of the walk to check in. The walk departs at 2 PM.
+Please wear appropriate shoes and clothing for walking outdoors. [weather-specific advice].
+All participants will be asked to sign a liability waiver for the event.
+Any persons under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
+Your confirmation email serves as your ticket, but no need to bring it along – we’ll have a list of pre-sale ticket holders.
+Walks are rain or shine, but in the event of storms, our make-up date for this walk is Sunday, May 1, 2-4 PM. Please check your email the morning of the walk for notice if there is a chance of storms.

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In a Pickle! Pickling Class at Raleigh City Farm

In a Pickle Pickling Workshop | Raleigh City Farm | Saturday, May 7, 9-11 AM

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Reserve your spot here for our upcoming Flower Power Preserving Workshop!

Interested in learning to make and preserve your own pickles? Want to know which spring wild or home-grown veggies make the best pickles? Either way, we’ve got you covered!

Information will cover how to make pickles out of wild or cultivated local veggies. Techniques generalize easily to pickles made from a variety of vegetables! You will leave with a solid overview of how to preserve your pickles using the water-bath canning method. We’ll send you home with a jar of pickles of your choosing that you help make!

Reserve your spot here.

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Location Announced! Shoots & Flowers Wild History Walk

Wild History Walk  – Shoots & Flowers | Dorothea Dix Park, Raleigh, NC | April 24, 2-4 PM

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Piedmont Picnic Project will host a Wild History Foraging Walk + Wild Food Tasting on Sunday, April 24, 2-4 PM. We’ll forage edible wild plants together, learn more about the local history, and then taste dishes made from the same plants!  Reserve your spot here!

Our walk will take place at lovely Dorothea Dix Park!  It’s right in downtown, right along the greenway, and it’s got history and wild edibles galore.

We will review foraging guidelines and safety as well as instruction on plant uses and identification. Along the way, we’ll share history about the local area and this month’s theme: Shoots & Flowers.

For the light picnic you can expect wild teas, local bread, local cheese, homemade wild jams and jellies, wild greens, and a wild treat for dessert!

Reserve your spot here!

Notes:

+Park in the lot to the left of the Tate Dr. and Boylan Ave. intersection.
+Please arrive 15 minutes before the start of the walk to check in. The walk departs at 2 PM.
+Please wear appropriate shoes and clothing for walking outdoors. [weather-specific advice].
+All participants will be asked to sign a liability waiver for the event.
+Any persons under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
+Your confirmation email serves as your ticket, but no need to bring it along – we’ll have a list of pre-sale ticket holders.
+Walks are rain or shine, but in the event of storms, our make-up date for this walk is Sunday, May 1, 2-4 PM. Please check your email the morning of the walk for notice if there is a chance of storms.

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Want to know how to keep spring flowers all year long?

Flower Power Preserving Workshop | Raleigh City Farm | Saturday, April 9, 9-11 AM

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Reserve your spot here for our upcoming Flower Power Preserving Workshop!

Interested in learning to make and preserve syrups and jellies? Want to know which wild or home-grown flowers you can actually eat and what to do with them? Either way, we’ve got you covered!

Information will cover how to make syrups and jellies out of edible flowers. Techniques generalize easily to herbs or fruit! You will leave with a solid overview of how to preserve your jelly using the water-bath canning method. We’ll send you home with a jar of jelly or syrup of your choosing that you help make!

Reserve your spot here.

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Get Cultured: Intro to Dairy Fermentation Class

Upcoming Class Schedule - Fall 2015

Join us for our upcoming class on dairy fermentation at Raleigh City Farm!

Location: Raleigh City Farm, 800 S Blount St., Raleigh

Time:  9-11 AM

Be sure to check out the Raleigh City Farm Stand (open 9-12) before you leave!

 

Get cultured: Intro to Dairy Fermentation + Fall Veggie Smoothies

Reserve your spot HERE for a place in our Intro to Dairy Fermentation class at Raleigh City Farm!

Learn some of the easiest dairy fermentation products to try yourself at home – including kefir, buttermilk, and creme fraiche! Receive kefir grains to take with you to try fermenting it yourself at home. Hear stories of Raleigh’s famous dairy history and how it affected what we drink today.  Enjoy smoothies made from kefir and fresh farm fall veggies while you learn.

And don’t forget to reserve your spot for our next class in November…

Ferment all the things: Intro to Veggie Fermentation + Pickle Bar

Reserve your spot HERE for a place in our Intro to Veggie Fermentation class at Raleigh City Farm!

Learn how to ferment your own vegetables at home! Hear stories about southern ferments…  is sauerkraut a southern tradition?  Find out!  We’ll use fresh farm fall veggies to make salty, sour, pro-biotic-rich fermented vegetables. Leave with a jar of your own to let ferment at home!

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