- $40 for one admission to a two-hour Preserving theHarvest: Intro to Canning, Dehydrating, and Freezing class with Andrea Mattson
- Upon purchase, you may schedule for one of the available dates
- You must reserve your date here in advance of the event
The workshop takes place inside Eco Collective.
Each event is capped at 14 purchasers.
What You’ll Do
With the first cold wind of the year comes an urge to prepare for the winter ahead. In her two-hour class, Herbal Alchemist Andrea Mattson teaches students to do just this, readying seasonal fruits and veggies for months of storage.
Learn About Food Preservation
Hands-on demonstrations delve into water-bath canning, dehydrating, freezing, pickling, and lacto-fermenting.
Taste the Results
Bring your own wine or beer and sample foods throughout the session.
Try Your Skills at Home
A take-home manual lets you preserve produce from your own garden.
Andrea Mattson likes to know everything she can about the food on her plate. With her finger on the pulse of Chicago’s locavore movement, Mattson cultivates relationships with new and existing local farmers, which bolsters her role as the manager of Edible Alchemy Foods Co-operative. She is also a member of the Eco Collective in Pilsen, where she hosts workshops and community events that share her passion for gardening, cooking, and medicinal herbs.