It is with much regret that this message is being sent to the wonderful members of Jamboree. As you know, the committee has been encountering unexpected obstacles for the 2013 season. We have heard your comments, and your resounding enthusiasm to keep the season going. We have however, after much careful consideration, opted to place Jamboree on hold for this season. We hope to pick up where we left off next year and make the collective sustainable for many years to come. We understand your disappointment, we too feel let down, but a decision was made to ensure the best outcome for our members. We have felt the support and assistance from many of you and we want you to know that it was greatly appreciated.
We do want to continue to help in the development of the canning community and facilitate many delicious things being created. We can provide you with contact info for other members looking to host or attend private canning days, as well as rent out the resource bank of tools we own. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
We apologize for any inconvenience this disruption may have caused. We strongly believe in the concept of the collective and will be working hard over the next year to ensure it’s revival in 2014.
Thank you for your understanding and support.
This seasons wrap up potluck and annual general meeting will be held this coming sunday November 4th from 2-4pm at 1831 McSpadden, just off of commercial drive. All members welcome.
This is a chance to join with other members once again to share in some food and discuss how this season went and any changes needed to make next year even better!
Our members made this a fantastic season. With their enthusiasm for food preservation, their countless hours of cutting and persistence in peeling we successfully canned 41 item for each member. That is over 1,200 jars filled, rimmed, adjusted for headspace, processed, cooled, checked and picked up! We will be posting the recipes in the coming while, distributing a survey and hosting a annual general meeting. Stay tuned for more canned good times!
Do seed catalogues and canning books make your knees week?
If so, there is a new place in town which you may just fall in love with. They have supplies for canning, sausage making, bee keeping, soap making, composting, gardening and I am sure I am missing something!
The Homesteader’s Emporium, I visited three times in one week and really can’t stop talking about it!
Okay we are all familiar with the conventional community supported agriculture model, right? You pay the farmer in advance and you get a beautiful box of veggies throughout the season. It is a wonderful thing and pushes our creativity in terms of cooking and preparing kale and lettuce! The amazing people at Earnest Ice Cream, are offering us something else, something decadent, something to balance all that kale in our diet….ice cream on a routine basis! See more in their where to buy section or email them directly.
hmmm any chance we may also get a cheese CSA in the near future?????
At the Strathcona Harvest Festival, Jamboree met some great people from the Environmental Youth Alliance! If you are interested in canning classes definitely check them out!
Water bath canning is an amazing way to preserve local foods for enjoyment throughout the year. Drying is another great tool to use to save the harvest. Pictured above in the large container is dried tomato skins left over from our canning event. Full of flavour and nutrients they are a great addition to salad dressing, stocks, soups, and rice. The smaller jar is full of oven-dried slices of roma tomatoes placed in olive oil. Lastly, yummy pieces of roma’s oven roasted with a dash of oil, salt and basil make a lovely addition to pretty much anything!!!!
If you are interested in diversifying your preservation skills check out rooted nutritions cooking classes.