Water Bath Canning Class
Thursday, June 14th, 6pm

Melinda Hill giving a canning talk at the Orchard

Join us on June 14th as Melinda Hill from OSU talks about using water bath canning to make various fruit jams, jellies and other preserves.  Whether you’re a total beginner or you want some tips and tricks or you have some questions, this class will give you some great information.  Melinda’s talk will start at 6pm and last about an hour and a half.  And we’re covering the speaker fee, so it’s free for all attendees!  Please sign up using our online form here, so we know approximately how many people to prepare for.

Melinda will also be back later in the summer (July 19th) to talk about pressure canning vegetables.  We’ll get information for that class posted soon.

Strawberry Jam-boree Weekend
June 16th and 17th

Mark your calendars for our annual Strawberry Jam-boree!  This is our festival to celebrate all things strawberry.  With tons of strawberries (including u-pick), live music, food trucks and other activities, it’s sure to be a good time for everyone in the family!  Some of the events occurring at particular times are listed below.

Saturday, June 16th

  • 8am-6pm U-pick strawberries (Latest entry to fields is by 5:30)
  • 10am-2pm Adoption event with the Wayne County Humane Society.  Give a forever home to a pet in need!
  • 11am-3pm Glitter tattoos with Suzan from 5-Star Talent
  • Noon-5pm Up In Smoke BBQ
  • Noon-8pm Quite Frank Eccentric Street Food
  • 1pm-3pm Tom Evanchuck performs at Bent Ladder
  • 6:30-9pm Ben Gage performs at Bent Ladder (21+ after 6pm)

Sunday, June 17th

  • 11am – 5pm U-pick strawberries (Latest entry to fields is by 4:30)
  • 11am-3pm Origami with Michael Roy’s Cirque du Papier
  • Noon-5pm Quite Frank Eccentric Street Food
  • Noon-5pm Up In Smoke BBQ
  • 1pm-3pm Restless Root performs at Bent Ladder

If you’re interested in the events at our cidery, Bent Ladder, please follow this link.