Learn to can at the farmers market

aweigl@newsobserver.comJune 5, 2012 


April McGreger adds the lids to the tomato jams she made as part of her Farmer's Daughter brand of artisan food. She makes a point of using in-season produce. JULI LEONARD -


Farmers’ Market offers series of classes this summer

The Carrboro Farmers’ Market is offering a second season of community canning workshops starting today.

April McGreger of Farmer’s Daughter will teach two sessions on how to make kimchi at 4 and 5 p.m. Kimchi is a fermented Korean dish similar to sauerkraut.

You must sign up ahead of time because space is limited. Send an email to and indicate which session you would like to attend. Participants will take home a jar of kimchi to ferment at home.

Workshops are $15 to participate, and free to observe. Bring cash or a check written out to The Carrboro Farmers’ Market. Proceeds go to the market’s Market Match Program, which helps consumers who shop using food stamps at the market.

The market is at 301 W. Main St., next to Carrboro’s Town Hall. This is the first of a series of canning workshops this summer. For details about other upcoming workshops, go to

Drink beer, taste barbecue

Whole Foods in Cary is hosting its beer and barbecue festival from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday.

You can purchase seven beer tasting tickets for $5 or pay $10 for unlimited beer tasting. Barbecue plates with pulled pork, coleslaw and a roll cost $7 each. Proceeds benefit the Western Wake Farmers’ Market.

Some participating breweries include Aviator Brewing Co., Carolina Brewing Co., Lone Rider Brewing Co., Foggy Ridge Cider, Duck Rabbit Craft Brewery, Foothills Brewing and Red Oak Brewery.

The Whole Foods in Cary is at 102 New Waverly Place. For more information, call 919-816-8830.

Win a Gourmet cookbook

For those who miss Gourmet magazine, I’m giving away a copy of “Gourmet Italian: All-Time Favorite Recipes.” You know the drill: Go to, leave a comment below the post about the giveaway before noon June 15.

I’ll choose a winner at random. Good luck!

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