Happy New Year to all and trust it will be another great one for our group!
Our first meeting of the year will be at Knox United on Pym Street in Parksville at 9:30, January 20th. If you have any agenda items please email them to Kathy Grand at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Granny’s Traditional Preserves” were such a hit at the Extravaganza that the preservers in our group have become ambitious and want to do even better in 2015! We received lots of good suggestions from our customers and have decided that we should work throughout the year as the seasons change to avoid a last minute rush and can freeze or juice produce for use when we’re ready.
To achieve our goal we need help from Grannies, specifically:
- Donations of Mason jars of all sizes but especially 125, 250 and 500 ml (jars can be brought to our meetings or contact Lorna Reid (250-951-9680) for pickup.
- Donations of produce as it becomes available in your gardens – fruit of all kinds including rhubarb, beets, onions, garlic and herbs such as dill and mint.
- Volunteers who will make pickles, relish, jams, chutneys, jellies etc. either in their own home or with a working group.
- Volunteers who would enjoy decorating the completed jars for the sale.
If you would like to join the group please contact Lorna Reid at email@example.com