Blueberry Jam, that is, at the Pitney Meadows Community Gardens in Saratoga Springs
Diane Whitten, Cornell Cooperative extension nutritionist, came to the farm and taught everyone how to make blueberry freezer jam.
Children arrived at 9:30 for the Sunflower Hour reading program and heard Faye Mihuta, a community gardener and teacher, read “Blueberries for Sal” by Robert McCloskey complete with sound effects such as the berries going “plink” into a bucket.
After story time, children and adults had the opportunity to make a freezer jam which was delicious.
Diane teaches many different classes on food preservation and nutrition including classes on fermentation, making jerky, canning salsa and tomatoes. Go to Cornell Cooperative Extension’s website to register.
She has offered to teach a class on pickling vegetables in the community gardens. If you might be interested, let me know and we will see what can be arranged.
Natalie Walsh, Garden Director – Natalie.Walsh@pitneymeadows.org