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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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Know your Roots: Inside-Out Guide to Seed Starting on 3/30 at Raleigh City Farm!

Reserve your spot here for our upcoming Know Your Roots: Inside-Out Seed Starting Workshop!

Interested in starting seeds indoors for your summer garden?  Or maybe you’d like to start a container garden of spring veggies that can go straight outside?  We’ll show you how to do both and send you home with the starter package of your choice!

We’ll cover how and when to start your seeds indoors versus outdoors for summer versus spring crops.  We’ll provide a planting guide for the month of April for you to take home.  You can choose to plant and take home a starter kit of your choosing: the salad patch kit to put out this spring or the pizza garden kit to start inside now and plant out this summer.

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Tickets provided at a discounted rate thanks to the generosity of the Oakwood Garden Club.

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The Piedmont Picnic Pantry: Intro to Veggie Fermentation

The Piedmont Picnic Pantry: Introduction to Veggie Fermentation | Saturday, March 11, 10-12 AM | Raleigh City Farm

We’ve all heard about the benefits of adding probiotic-rich fermented foods to our diets.  Buying them at the store can get expensive, but how do you know how to make sure you’re safely getting the most out of these foods when making them at home?  Fermentation can seem like a mysterious process, but we’ll make it easy for you and break it down step-by-step by:
  • Providing the story, benefits, and process behind vegetable fermentation
  • Tasting an array of home-fermented veggies
  • Guiding you through a hands-on demonstration of home fermentation using two different methods
  • Sending you home with handouts and a fermentation vessel filled with a prepped veggie of your choice to get started right away at home!

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Final Pollinators in the Piedmont! Sweeter than Honey Potluck

Join us Wednesday, November 16 at Raleigh City Farm for our last Pollinators in the Piedmont program – our Sweeter than Honey Potluck!  Totally free event.  Bring a blanket and a dish to share!

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Pollinators in the Piedmont: Bee Movie Night!

Join us this Wednesday, October 26 at Raleigh City Farm for our next installment of our FREE Pollinators in the Piedmont series – Bee Movie Night!  We’ll be showing the documentary Vanishing of the Bees.  Please note our later start time.  Grab a blanket and a picnic and come out and join us!

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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!

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Pollinators in the Piedmont: Fall For Bees!

Pollinators in the Piedmont: Fall for the Bees | Raleigh City Farm  | Wednesday, September 28, 6-7:30 PM

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Join us at Raleigh City Farm for FREE programs one Wednesday per month on the importance of pollinators, how they help us, and how we can help them. Each program followed by light picnics of honey & flower delights as well as occasional take-homes.

This month, we’ll have a mother-daughter #entomologist team joining us to tell us more about how we can help bees prepare for winter this fall!

Ellen Reeves has a degree in entomology from University of Kentucky and Allison Reeves has one from Virginia Tech. Ellen is a retired technician in the Ncsu Department of Entomology, and Allison manages the NCSU Agroecology Education Farm. They also keep two hobby hives. Can’t wait to hear what they have to tell us!

This program is made possible thanks to the generous support of Burt’s Bees Greater Good Foundation!

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Stretching the Season: 4 Season Gardening Workshop @ Raleigh City Farm

Stretching the Season: 4 Season Gardening Workshop@ Raleigh City Farm | Saturday, September 10, 9-11 AM

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Reserve your spot here for a place in our Stretching the Season: 4 Season Vegetable Gardening Workshop at Raleigh City Farm!

Saturday, September 10, 9-11 AM
800 S Blount St.

Stretch the harvest and get the most out of your garden by growing in all four seasons!  Learn lessons from a time in history when stretching the harvest was critical – WWII victory gardens.  Go home with everything you need to know to grow for fall and into winter AND with a free September planting guide and container garden to get you started.

Reserve your spot here!

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

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Up Next in Pollinators in the Piedmont: A History of Beekeeping

Join us for our next Pollinators in the Piedmont: History of Beekeeping on Wednesday, August 24, 6-7:30 PM – this time at Mordecai Historic Park!  We’ll be teaming up with Raleigh City Farm again for the next in our FREE series of Pollinators in the Piedmont.  Come tour the historical kitchen garden with us at Mordecai House and learn more about the history of bee keeping as well as the importance of pollinators to some of our favorite common kitchen garden plants.  Stick around for a free taste of Piemdont Picnic’s flower and honey delights!

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Free Program! Top 10 Pollinator-Friendly Plants for Your Home Garden

Celebrate National Pollinator Week with us by joining us for this FREE program at Raleigh City Farm to learn ore about pollinators!  RSVP via our facebook event page to let us know to expect you.  Special thanks to the Burt’s Bees Greater Good Foundation for helping us provide this programming free of charge.

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