Spring Craft Classes

Spring Series: Food Craft Classes

Slow Food Yolo is pleased to announce its first… Spring Series of hands-on food craft courses, coordinated by Slow Food Yolo CoLeader Ann M. Evans, and held at her home in Davis.

The classes cover fermentation of foods such as:

  • sauerkraut
  • hand-made raviolis
  • home beekeeping
  • early summer canning

The classes are:

May 5 – 2-5 PM

Fermented Vegetables with Cathy Suematsu – pickled carrots with ginger, sauerkraut, chili sauce (take home product). There will be tastings of sauerkraut, kim chee, pickles, homemade mustard, and beet kvass. Cathy is a Capay Valley resident and has been doing home fermentation of food products for many years.

May 20 – 2-5 PM

Raviolis From Scratch with Jonathon Moon (2 different kinds, all vegetarian, take home pasta). Jonathon Moon is both a contractor and a cook, and has been making his own pasta for years.

May 27 – 2-4 PM

Introduction to Backyard Beekeeping with Steve Stombler, including a look into a hive. Steve Stombler is a long time beekeeper. The class will go over the basics of beekeeping and provide everyone with the opportunity to look into a hive (fully suited.) (Limit of 6 participants)

June 16 – 2-5 PM

Introduction to Early Summer Canning with Ann M. Evans. Depending on what product is available in plentiful supply, this course will produce a chutney (perhaps apricot, cherry), a jam, and one other item, such as cherries or apricots in a quart jar for pie-making later in the winter. Ann Evans has been canning for her glass pantry for 40 years. (Limited to 6 participants)

All classes are open to Slow Food Members for $45 and for non-members $55. Check payable to Slow Food Yolo, PO Box 72431, Davis, CA 95617 A.

Email reservation to Slow Food Yolo Administrator Allegra Roth at arroth@ucdavis.edu.

As the subject, write “SFY Spring Class Reservation”

Class enrollment will be on a first come first serve basis, with the check finalizing enrollment. There will be no full or partial refunds of the fee should you not be able to make it.

Class participation is limited to 6-8 people, depending on the class..

Once you are enrolled, you will be sent information on class location, along with a list of what materials and supplies you will need to bring to the class and what will be provided for you.

All classes provide hands-on experience in a home kitchen, and in the case of beekeeping, with a residential beehive.

For more information, contact Ann M. Evans at ann@annmevans.com.


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