Water Bath Canning Class – Jams and Jellies
June 16th, 6 – 7pm
This class is full.  We apologize for any inconvenience.

Photo of preservation class from last year

Learn how to make your own jams and jellies!  Melinda Hill from OSU Extension will teach you the techniques and some recipes to make homemade jams, jellies and preserves from scratch.  This class is free, but we ask that you pre-register so that Melinda knows how many handouts to prepare.

Before the class, from 5 – 6pm, Melinda will be set up for pressure canner testing.  If you have a pressure canner that you haven’t checked in awhile, you’re welcome to bring it in.  For $5, Melinda will perform a full safety test.  Pressure canners can be dangerous when they malfunction, so please make sure to get it checked regularly, either here or elsewhere!

After the class, head over to Bent Ladder for some hard cider and some BBQ from Up In Smoke, and settle in to listen to Burn’t Root perform.

Strawberry Jamboree Weekend
Saturday and Sunday, June 17th and 18th.

Mark your calendars for our third annual Strawberry Jamboree!  It will be a weekend full of strawberry fun, in addition to some other cool activities we have planned.  We’ll be featuring strawberry pie, strawberry ice cream and a sampling station in the market.  We’ll have u-pick strawberries open as well as already-picked berries in the store (at least, while they last.  We’ll try to get as many picked as we can!).

Our u-pick and market hours will be 8am – 6pm on Saturday and 11am – 5pm on Sunday. Bent Ladder will be open from noon – 9pm on Saturday only.

On Saturday, the Wayne County Humane Society will be at the Orchard for an adoption event, from 10am – 2pm.  Come meet some of the cats and dogs who are looking for forever homes!

Up In Smoke BBQ & Quite Frank Eccentric Street Food will be onsite both days to serve up some great food from noon until about 4pm.

From noon – 3pm both days, Suzan of 5 Star Talent will be here.  On Saturday she’ll be doing balloon twisting, and on Sunday she’ll be back with glitter tattoos!

From 1-3 pm on Saturday, there will be Contra Dancing demonstrations from the Madrigal Dancers over at Bent Ladder.  That evening, also at Bent Ladder, Scott Paris will be performing at 6:30 pm.

On Saturday from 10am – 3pm, Tom McGowan will be demonstrating some of our cool new NorPro kitchen products.

On Sunday from 1-3 pm, Burn’t Root will be performing at the market.

Strawberry Jamboree poster


Pressure Canning Basics
July 13th, 6:15 – 7:30pm

Melinda Hill is back…this time to teach you how to safely use your pressure canner to store various foods.  This class is also free.  We again just ask that you pre-register here.

Melinda will be also be available from 5 – 6pm onsite, performing pressure canner safety checks for $5.  It’s a good idea to make sure that your canner is working properly before canning season…pressure canners can be dangerous if defective!