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Gatlinburg Farmers Market Shares Food Preservation Methods

Gatlinburg Farmers Market Shares Food Preservation Methods

On Saturday, July 11, 2015, the Gatlinburg Farmers Market will present its next series of special events, Canning and Food Preservation Day, with a lineup of demonstrations on traditional ways of preserving fresh foods while listening to music performed by Vicki Jones-Cosby.

Throughout the morning, Linda Hyder from University of Tennessee Extension of Sevier County will demonstrate canning and test pressure canner lids. Folks can bring their pressure canner lids to be tested from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Lisa Oakley of the East Tennessee Historical Society will be leading an interactive talk on how trade, culture, and assimilation of food ways worked on the frontier, around the time of statehood.

Our very own David Ogle, will be demonstrating the craft of traditional broom making all day.

There will be several free demonstrations and talks on specific topics throughout the day.

Food Preservation Event Schedule:

At the Canning Booth

8:45 a.m. – Pressure Canner and Water Bath Basics

9:45 a.m. – Canning Jelly and Jam

10:15 a.m. – Canning Tomatoes

10:45 a.m. – Using and Care of Pressure Canners

11 a.m. to 12 p.m. – Testing Pressure Canner Gauges – Visitors can bring their pressure canner lid to be tested

At the Fermentation and Dehydration Booth

8:30 a.m. – Dehydration Presentation

9:45 a.m.- Kombucha and Kefir Making

10:45 a.m. – Home Brewing Demo

The Gatlinburg Farmers Market is located in the Great Smoky Arts and Craft Community at the Covered Bridge, 849 Glades Road in Gatlinburg, Tenn. Market hours are 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

About Candice Fitzgibbons

I am a Sevier County resident and active in my local community. I’ve spent more than 20 years as a graphic designer and copywriter, creating marketing materials to help small to medium sized businesses and non-profit organizations achieve their goals. I have a passion for equality, the environment and animal rights.