Okay backyard gardeners! The hands-down best school on gardening is coming up for the 15th year in Flat Rock on March 8th. I went last year and had a great experience. There are several paths you can follow through the day that will help small scale backyard farmers. And - big plus - you meet some great folks! My two big finds last year were fellow-Charlottean Lynn Caldwell (from the Charlotte Tailgate Market) and Imladris Farms' Walter Harrill. Both two terrific people. Walter's session on…Continue
A terrific series of videos on the setup and processes required for canning various items can be found at www.CanningUSA.com. Canning your own food is a great way to eat locally.
There are many good canning videos on www.YouTube.com and invariably you will be led to individuals or individual websites that give you even more information.
Added by Darryl Parker on January 13, 2008 at 2:51pm — No Comments
After nearly three years of becoming more and more involved in the local food movement in the Charlotte area, I have finally found a way to become an active participant versus just being a consumer.
Sauerkraut and other naturally fermented products represent a time honored food preservation technique. Food fermentation is believed to have originated during the construction of the Great Wall of China. Now a variety of fermented products from cabbage to cucumbers are available in the…Continue