JAMESTOWN, N.Y. — Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County’s Agriculture Program has three workshops planned for the coming weeks as part of their 2022 Fall LEAF (Learn. Empower. Achieve. Farm.) Workshop Series. On Tuesday, October 25th the workshop “Basic Home Food Preservation” will be held. On Tuesday, November 1st, the workshop “Sourdough and Salt Rising Breads” will be held. Both events will be at the JCC Jamestown Campus from 6:00 pm-8:00 pm.
“Basic Home Food Preservation” will be the topic on Tuesday, October 25th 6:00-8:00pm at the JCC (Jamestown Campus) Sheldon Center, OTA Lab Room 146. This workshop will teach participants about preserving your bountiful harvest or local produce purchases to be enjoyed during those cold winter months. We will discuss food safety, safe preservation practices and make some freezer jam. Instructors include Cornell Cooperative Extensions – Chautauqua County’s Executive Director, Emily Reynolds and Master Gardener Coordinator, Shannon Rinow, both certified Master Food Preservers. The cost of this workshop is $10/person to cover the expense of supplies.
“Sourdough and Salt Rising Breads” will be the topic on Tuesday November 1st, 6:00-8:00pm at the JCC (Jamestown Campus) Carnahan Building Theater. This workshop will discuss advanced breads, including sourdough and salt rising. Participants will learn more abut breadmaking techniques and will receive recipes and instructions along with opportunities for hands on demonstrations and tastings. Information will also be given on rules and regulations for selling baked goods at farmer’s markets. The instructor is Linda Dewey, 5th generation owner/operator of Silver Falls Farm, Perrysburg, NY, which has been continuously owned and operated by the Dewey Family since 1817. The price for this class is $15 per person to cover ingredients.
The LEAF Workshop Series is open to the general public, including homesteaders, beginning farmers, established farmers looking to diversify and grow, agriculture enthusiasts, and everyone in between! The 2022 Fall LEAF series is providing 14 workshops to be held in September, October, and November. Each workshop is 2 hours long and led by an experienced instructor. The LEAF workshops are designed to be interactive, so participants are encouraged to bring their questions and ideas to this collaborative environment! Pre-registration is required prior to the workshop to allow for adequate time to prepare printed resources and materials. Interested participants can register online by visiting https://chautauqua.cce.cornell.edu/agriculture/2022-l-e-a-f-workshop-series, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling 716-664-9502 ext. 202.
The Agriculture Program is one of many programs offered by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County (CCE-Chautauqua). CCE-Chautauqua is a subordinate governmental agency with an educational mission that operates under a form of organization and administration approved by Cornell University as agent for the State of New York. It is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The association is part of the national cooperative extension system, an educational partnership between County, State, and Federal governments. As New York’s land grant university Cornell administers the system in this state. Each Cornell Cooperative Extension association is an independent employer that is governed by an elected Board of Directors with general oversight from Cornell. All associations work to meet the needs of the counties in which they are located as well as state and national goals. For more information, call 716-664-9502 or visit our website at www.cce.cornell.edu/chautauqua. Cornell University Cooperative Extension provides equal program and employment opportunities.
–Cassandra Skal, Agriculture Program Coordinator
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County