We were thrilled to be invited back to Urban Roots to present another canning workshop this week. The 2010 group was bigger than last year, with 25 eager students learning the basics of canning.
Of course, it’s all a bunch of boring theory until we break out the Bohemian Bounty made samples – plum jelly, pickled okra, dilly beans, grape jelly, and cinnamon peach conserve with almonds. Then the eyes light up, the smiles break out and everyone realizes what they grow is only the beginning of what they can make with it.
With their enthusiastic help, we put up about 36 pints of okra and 36 half pints of mixed pepper jam. Every student took home a jar of each and the extras will fill the CSA baskets.
Last summer Bohemian Bounty was happy to spend a morning with the great folks at Urban Roots. We led them in a canning workshop making pickled okra and a mixed pepper jam. Edible Austin has just published a great account of the workshop in their summer issue.
We’re happy to report we’re already planning on going back next month!
You can see a slideshow of our 2009 canning day below.
Bohemian Bounty will be at the 7th Annual Wein & Saengerfest all day in historic downtown New Braunfels on Saturday, May 1, 2010. Along with wine and beer tasting, our event offers a host of entertainment and activities that include continuous live music, a grape stomp, art market, food seminars, Chef’s Showdown, activities for the kids, and a farmers market – culminating with a street dance at Main Plaza!
Look for our gardening display in the Farmer’s Market area.
It looks like Bohemian Bounty had its 5 minutes of fame in a weekend article in the Austin American Statesman. You can read the full article here. We are happy to see there is enough demand for multiple businesses in the Austin area and have even referred work to the raised bed garden company the article mentioned. And we know of at least two other companies in Austin doing this or a similar model. Most focus on square foot raised beds. We think that is an awesome way to get started.
We’ve been happy that Bohemian Bounty has had the opportunity to work on some unique garden projects such as reusing landscaped areas, such as the pool install they mentioned (you can see that time lapse video below). See Our Customer’s Gardens for list of many of our installs.