You have got to love this new T-shirt designed by Jen Harris of Black Sheep Heap. It’s part of a series of 3 designs that Harris created as a fundraiser for Just Food, a really cool non-profit based in New York City. Just Food is working to create a more just and sustainable food system not just in the City but in the surrounding region. They incubate community gardens and CSA programs, teach people about nutrition and how to cook with whole foods, and they are currently speaheading a campaign to legalize beekeeping in New York City! How cool is that? It makes me want to join Just Food even though I garden way over on the left coast.
The Yes We Can shirt also reminded me that I need to get cracking on completing my goal of learning to can this year. So this morning I signed up to take a canning class at my local co-op in mid-March! In the class we’re going to learn how to make canned wintery treats, including citrus marmalade, apple butter, pear chutney and red onion relish. I was so excited to find a canning class offered this winter because now I’ll be all set to go when strawberry season hits. Hooray!
For those of you in the Seattle area, the Winter Canning Kitchen class is being offered at five PCC Natural Markets throughout February and March.