This class brings together three Bainbridge Island individuals and organizations into a synergistic collaboration of food preservation, local organically grown raspberries and a non-profit advocating for local food and community. Kerrie Sanson of Preserve Jams, Karen Selvar from Bainbridge Island Farms, and Morgan Houk of Friends of the Farms will join forces for this event. The Kitchen Arts Studio welcomes this collaboration and look forward to future classes that draw together the local community.
Karen Selvar of Bainbridge Island Farms grows corn, pumpkins, raspberries, and strawberries, that are available at the Day Road farm stand.
Friends Of The Farms promotes an environment on Bainbridge Island where local agriculture can flourish by managing 60 acres of publicly owned farmland, providing affordable housing for farm interns, connecting farmers with landowners for affordable farmland, and advocating the community-wide social and economic value of local farms and food.
Besides taking home the jam you make, you will learn:
how to find local farms selling berries
how to select suitable berries
how to de-seed if desired
how to adjust recipes to maximize flavor
The ingredients used are gluten free, non-dairy, and plant based.
Skill level: beginner; but those with jam skills are welcome to join and learn some new tricks.
Students should bring: An apron
Please wear closed-toe shoes to class.
Professionally trained chemist Kerrie Sanson has always had a connection with food. Eventually she found her way into catering, getting experience with creative food preparation, and when she moved to Bainbridge Island 24 years ago she helped establish local kitchens and food service programs.
Kerrie’s PRESERVE products can be found at Bay Hay & Feed in Rolling Bay, and on Saturday mornings at the Bainbridge Island Farmers Market.