Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Learn to Home Can with "Put 'Em Up" Author

The Downtown Farmers Market and Edible Wasatch Magazine welcome Sherri Brooks Vinton, author of Put ‘em Up, for three days of canning events—just in time to catch the last of the summer harvest. 

Sat., 10/8 (10 a.m., 11 a.m. and noon): Downtown Farmers Market – “Pickling 101”. Sherri will demonstrate a pickling recipe in three sessions. Participation is free.

Sun. 10/9 (11a.m.-2:30 p.m.): Utah State Fair Park - "Canning with a Twist" class. Sherri will demonstrate three recipes that exemplify good canning techniques: Italian Flavored Pickled Zucchini (cold pack), Heirloom Tomato Salsa (hot pack), Quick Raspberry Jam (pectin jam) and take canning questions from the audience. Tickets are $35 (all proceeds benefit Utahns Against Hunger), available at

Sun. 10/9 (7-9 p.m.): The Garage on Beck Street – “Jar Swap and Book Signing”. Mingle with fellow canners and sip a custom cocktail from High West Distillery designed especially for the event. Bring a jar of your own to swap and receive a discount on dinner. This event is free and open to the public 21 and older.
For tickets and more information visit
For details about Sherri Brooks Vinton visit

The 2011 Downtown Farmers Market is open Saturday mornings from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Tuesday evenings from 4 p.m. to dusk, through Oct. The market—with over 250 vendors—offers a unique variety of farmers, growers, bakeries, prepared food and beverages, packaged foods and local artisans.
For a complete listing of special events, crop schedule and detailed information visit

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