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Sarah Auer is a certified Health Coach through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. She has a passion for preparing and preserving local, nutritious food. Her aspiration is to share her knowledge and love of healthy, nutrient dense food with others through classes and coaching.  All classes will feature local fresh produce whenever possible. Each registered person will participate in creating the recipes each class and will go home with directions and recipes to continue at home.
Below is a wide selection of classes to choose from.  Choose one or all!
Registration fee includes all materials, equipment and ingredients.

Children ages 10 and up are welcome to participate in the class as long as they are accompanied by an adult.  Ages 16+ can attend on their own.


Pickled Beets & Dilly Beans - August 10, 2019 10:00am-2:00pm
Preserve the freshness of summer as you learn the art and science of canning. You will discover methods and safety measures to ensure a way to save summer's bounty all year long. In this class we will pickle beets and green beans. Each participant will go home with a jar of each type we prepare and recipes.


Fermented Vegetables - August 28, 2019  6:00-8:00pm
Fermentation is a simple, natural and traditional way of preserving food for long periods of time. Fermented vegetables have the added health benefit of probiotics that canned foods do not contain. Using cabbage and other fresh vegetables, you will learn the art and science behind successfully creating your own sauerkraut and kimchi to enjoy throughout the year. Each participant will take home samples and recipes.

Salsa Making Class - August 31, 2019  10:00am-2:00pm
Homemade salsa is a wonderful way to capture and preserve the many flavors of summer. In this class you will learn the art, safety measures, and science of canning by processing and preparing salsa. You will gain  the skill and confidence to make a variety of salsas to enjoy the bounty of summer throughout the year. Each participant will go home with a couple jars of salsa and recipes.

Raspberry Jam - September 14th, 2019 1pm-3pm
Capture the taste of summer as you discover how to preserve raspberries by making and canning delicious jam. In this class you will learn how to make jam using a method that requires less sugar than traditional recipes. This healthier version captures the flavors and natural sugar of the berries. Each participant will take home 2 jars of jam and recipes.

Applesauce and Spiced Pear Butter - September 21, 2019  10:00am-1:00pm
Homemade applesauce is a wonderful way to capture and preserve the bounty of fall. In this class you will learn the art, safety measures, and science of canning by processing and preparing applesauce. Pears are another fall crop that we will use to make a unique Spiced Pear Butter. You will gain  the skill and confidence to make a variety of sauces to enjoy the bounty of fall throughout the year. Each participant will go home with a jar of each item and recipes.

Pie Making Class - September 28, 2019  10:00am-1:00pm
In this class you will explore the ingredients and art of making a delicious pie crust. Each participant will choose an apple or pumpkin pie to bake and take home, along with recipes.

Dilled Carrots - October 5th, 2019 1:00-3:00pm

Preserve the freshness of summer as you learn the art and science of canning. You will discover methods and safety measures to ensure a way to save summer's bounty all year long. In this class we will focus on various ways to process and can dilled carrots. Each participant will go home with a jar and recipes.


Gluten Free Bagels and Muffins - October 19th, 2019  1:00-4:00pm
Gluten free baking can be challenging! In this class you will learn the art and science behind successfully making gluten free baked goods. A range of flours and ingredients will be explored. Together we will make bagels and muffins and each participant will go home with recipes, samples and the confidence to continue creating gluten free goodies in their own kitchen.


Homemade Bone Broths and Vegetable Stocks - November 9th, 2019  1-3pm
Learn the art and health benefits of making your own beef bone broth and chicken or vegetable stock. Broths and stocks are versatile ingredients essential in the kitchen. The traditional method of using every part of the animal or leftover vegetable scraps to make a restorative and delicious product is simple and easy. This hands-on class will introduce you to the ingredients necessary and process used to create nourishing broths and stocks. 

Pie Making Class - November 23rd, 2019  10:00am-1:00pm
In this class you will explore the ingredients and art of making a delicious pie crust. Each participant will choose a pumpkin or apple pie to bake and take home, along with recipes.

Introduction to Yogurt Making - January 18th, 2020   2:00-4:00pm
Homemade yogurt is cost effective and healthier than many varieties available at the store. In this class, participants will learn the health benefits of yogurt, techniques for makings yogurt at home and be given a variety of ways to incorporate it into their diet. 

Fermented Vegetables - February 8th, 2020  2:00-4:00pm
Fermentation is a simple, natural and traditional way of preserving food for long periods of time. Fermented vegetables have the added health benefit of probiotics that canned foods do not contain. Using cabbage and other fresh vegetables, you will learn the art and science behind successfully creating your own sauerkraut and kimchi to enjoy throughout the year. Each participant will take home samples and recipes.





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Pie Making Class 
10 and up  N/A  Sa  11/23/2019
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Barlow Street Community Center
$34.00 R, $45.00 NR
Participants will go home with a pie.
 
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Introduction to yogurt making - Free RiseVT Show Up Event! 
12 and up  N/A  Sa  01/18/2020
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Barlow Street Community Center - Program Room
$34.00 R, $45.00 NR
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Fermentation - Sauerkraut & Kim Chi 
10 and up  N/A  Sa  02/08/2020
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Barlow Street Community Center
$34.00 R, $45.00 NR
Participants will go home with a jar of each item.
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