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December 30, 2014 Canning, Events, News, What's New

Fillmore Container at the PA Farm Show

It’s almost time for the PA Farm Show. We invite you to come visit Fillmore Container’s Preservation Station on the Main Floor in the Family Living area of the Pennsylvania Farm Show at the PA Farm Show Complex & Expo Center in Harrisburg, PA, January 10 – 17, 2015. See map below for location of the Preservation Station.PA Farm Show

We’ve invited some excellent presenters including, Food in Jars, Phickle, Big Red Kitchen, Buy Fresh Buy Local, and Penn State Cooperative Extension, to join us. They’ll be talking about everything from canning and fermenting, to dehydrating, creating healthy Mason jar meals, and so much more. In addition to demos at our Preservation Station, many of our guests will also be presenting at the Family Living Stage. Mark your calendars – here’s when they’ll be presenting.FillmoreBooth at PA Farm Show2

January 10 & 11 2015 – Canning

Marisa McClellan, popular food blogger and author of Food in Jars and Preserving by the Pint will join us on Saturday and Sunday, January 10 & 11. She will talk about basic water bath canning tips and share how to reduce the use of sugar by using other sweeteners and Pomona’s Pectin. Marisa will demonstrate how to make dilled carrot spears, pear cranberry chutney, pear jam with chocolate, and strawberry meyer lemon marmalade. Visit her at our booth on Saturday & Sunday, or see her at the main Family Living Stage.

Saturday – January 10, 2015

  • Fillmore Container’s Preservation Station booth: Marisa McClellan will offer demos throughout the day, and be available for questions and book signing. Her books will be available for purchase at the booth.
  • Demo times:
    • 10:30 am: Pear Cranberry Chutney
    • 1:30 pm: Dilled Carrot Spears
    • 4:30 pm: Pear Chocolate Jam

Sunday – January 11, 2015

  • Fillmore Container’s Preservation Station booth: Marisa McClellan will offer demos throughout the day, and be available for questions and book signing. Her books will be available for purchase at the booth.
  • Demo times:
    • 1 pm: Dilled Carrot Spears
    • 4 pm: Pear Chocolate Jam
  • Family Living Stage 10 am – 11 am: Marisa McClellan will share her preservation knowledge during a one hour demonstration on how to make Strawberry Meyer Lemon Marmalade.

January 12 & 13 2015 – Fermentation

Amanda Feifer is the fermentation educator behind the blog Phickle.com. She teaches classes on topics ranging from hot sauce and miso to sauerkraut and kombucha. Her fermentation writing has been featured on The Huffington Post and Food Riot. Keep your eyes peeled (and your vegetables unpeeled) for her upcoming book Ferment Your Vegetables: A Fun and Flavorful Guide to Making Your Own Pickles, Kimchi, Kraut and More (Fair Winds Press, 2015). Visit her at our booth on Monday & Tuesday, or see her at the main Family Living Stage.

Monday – January 12

  • Fillmore Container’s Preservation Station booth: Amanda Feifer will offer demos throughout the day, and be available for fermentation questions.
  • Demo times:
    • 10:30 am
    • 5:30 pm
  • Family Living Stage 1-2 pm: Amanda Feifer will share the basics of fermentation and demonstrate how to make sauerkraut.

Tuesday – January 13

  • Fillmore Container’s Preservation Station booth: Amanda Feifer will offer demos throughout the day, and be available for fermentation questions.
  • Demo times:
    • 10 am
    • 4 pm
  • Family Living Stage 1-2 pm: Amanda Feifer will share advanced fermentation techniques.

January 14 2015 – Dehydrating, Pressure Canning, Healthy Meal Ideas

Daniel Gasteiger, top 20 garden blogger, newspaper gardening and food writer, and author of Yes, You Can! And Freeze and Dry it, Too, will share tips and techniques for dehydrating food on Wednesday morning at the Preservation Station.

Robin Joss, popular food blogger, at Big Red Kitchen, and the queen of Mason jar meals will share her secrets for making your own fast, healthy family Mason jar meals. Watch her demos at the Preservation Station on Wednesday, and again on Thursday.

Buy Fresh Buy Local, a subsidiary of PASA, will talk about how to find, choose and appreciate great local foods, and support the farmers and lands which produce them. Jim Switzenberg from the John Wright Restaurant will demonstrate how to incorporate local produce into your meals. Catch this presentation at the Family Living Stage.

Penn State Cooperative Extension will teach the basics of pressure canning, including meats at the Family Living Stage. You can also visit the Penn State Cooperative Extension booth at the Farm Show.

Wednesday – January 14

  • Fillmore Container’s Preservation Station booth:
    • Daniel Gasteiger Fillmore Container Booth – 9 am-1 pm.
    • Big Red Kitchen demontrations will include Pork meatballs with Chipotle Apple Butter at 4pm, and How to build a Mason Jar Salad at 5 pm.
  • Family Living Stage:
    • Buy Fresh Buy Local and Jim Switzenberg from the John Wright Restaurant  12-1 pm.
    • Penn State Cooperative Extension – How to Pressure Can Meat 1-2 pm.

January 15 2015 – Mason Jar Meals

Robin Joss, popular food blogger, at Big Red Kitchen, and the queen of Mason jar meals will share her secrets for making your own fast, healthy family Mason jar meals.

Thursday – January 15

  • Fillmore Container’s Preservation Station booth: Big Red Kitchen demonstrations throughout the day will include recipes and tips for fast and easy Mason Jar Meals.
  • Demo times:
    • 10 am: On the Go Breakfast Bowls
    • 3 pm: Korean Beef and Rice Bowls
  • Family Living Stage 12-1 pm: Big Red Kitchen will demonstrate How to make your own Cuppa Noodle Soups including,  Chicken Noodle and an Asian Noodle Soup.

January 16 2015 – Canning, Healthy Meal Ideas

Friday – January 16

Buy Fresh Buy Local, a subsidiary of PASA, will return to talk more about how to find, choose and appreciate great local foods, and support the farmers and lands which produce them. Sean Arnold from the Healthy World Café’ will demonstrate how to incorporate local produce into your meals during the presentation at the Family Living Stage.

Penn State Cooperative Extension will teach us everything we need to know about preserving Tomatoes at the Family Living Stage. You can also visit the Penn State Cooperative Extension booth at the Farm Show.

Fillmore Container’s own Lisa Reinhart will offer demonstrations of some of her favorite preserves, throughout the day, at the Preservation Station.

  • Fillmore Container’s Preservation Station booth: Lisa Reinhart will be demonstrating a variety of canning recipes throughout the day.
  • Family Living Stage:
    • Buy Fresh Buy Local and Sean Arnold with the Healthy World Café’12-1pm.
    • Penn State Cooperative Extension – All about tomatoes preservation demo at Family Living stage 1-2pm.

January 17 2015 – Canning

Saturday – January 16

Fillmore Container’s own Lisa Reinhart will offer demonstrations of some of her favorite preserves, throughout the day, at the Preservation Station.

Fillmore Container’s Preservation Station booth: Lisa Reinhart will be demonstrating a variety of canning recipes until 12 pm, including apple jam.

Be sure to check in often, as we’ll continue to post updates about the schedule of demonstrations and availability of special guests. Weather may play a part, but we’ll be sure to post any changes, additions or cancellations on Facebook and/or Twitter. We have some fun giveaways planned throughout the week and will be sharing recipes from our presenters and other fun tips we learn at the show.

Please note all demonstrations are subject to change. If you’re uncertain of the location or if it appears that the Family Living Stage schedule is running behind, check in at Fillmore’s Preservation Station. We will have a daily schedule, and chances are, the demo will be happening there if not on the Family Living Stage.

Use this map to find Fillmore Container, PASA, and  Penn State Cooperative Extension at the PA Farm Show. PA Farm Show map 2015

Giveaway

We will have some great giveaways at the Farm Show.  But, we want our far flung friends, who aren’t able to attend, to have the chance to win something too. One lucky winner will win the fantastic canning kit picturedFarmShow2015GiveawayWords[5]
a Rafflecopter giveaway

We hope to see you at the PA Farm Show!

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3 Comments
  1. Joan Posted December 31, 2014 at 4:32 pm | Permalink

    Where exactly is this show being held

  2. Sandi Allen Posted January 7, 2015 at 12:00 pm | Permalink

    Can’t make it there. But would Love to win this!