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- $29 for a 90-minute Canning 101 Workshop (a $65 value)
In 90-minutes students learn the basic: time-test canning techniques of putting up healthy, safe preserves, great recipes, and a range of potential canning projects using in-season produce harvested from Fresh City and other local farm fields.
Workshops are available on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., or on Wednesdays from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Sunday classes are held on September 15, 22, 29, and October 6.
Wednesday classes are held on September 11, 18, 22, and October 2.
Workshop participants also receive 50% off their first delivery of a Regular produce bag from their no-commitment, customizable CSA program.
Fresh City Farms
The Fresh City Farms canning and workshop team is composed of a multilingual group of microbiologists, nutritionists, teachers, foodies, and sustainable farmers. They are passionate about growing and eating local, sustainably-produced food and helping their community improve access to healthy, top-quality food year-round. Using only organic and sustainable agriculture techniques at their farms and gardens, Fresh City's team of food security activists strives to challenge the status quo by supporting local farmers and microfarmers, holding education workshops, and managing a community supported agriculture (CSA) program.
Though Fresh City Farms' home base is in Downsview Park, the organization also matches ambitious entrepreneurs, or Member Farmers, with parcels of land where they can cultivate whatever they wish. The team trains Member Farmers in organic farming technologies and lends them access to resources ranging from soil-testing services to rototillers and gets them on their way to their running their own local food business.
Nonfarmers can also take part in the sustainable food movement by opting for Fresh City Farms' no-commitment and customizable CSA membership, which nets a weekly delivery of seasonal produce that's largely sourced from Fresh City's own plots or Southern Ontario farms. The box contains 80 per cent local produce on average and eschews food from far away out of respect for tomatoes' fear of airports.