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New Eden Organic Cooking & Canning Workshops ~ Starting Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Gardeners and consumers interg to cook and preserve locally grown produce simply and deliciously will want to attend these workshops. New Eden Collaborative of First Parish Church of Newbury welcomes local green thumbs and culinary aficionados, Kim Goodhue and Chuck Schultz to lead a series of cooking and canning workshops.

They will demonstrate various ways to cook and preserve native vegetables and fruits, including tasting, discussion, participation, and samples to bring home.

Workshops will be held in the kitchen at First Parish Church of Newbury, 20 High Road Newbury, MA 01951.

Meet the Workshop Leaders
Kim Goodhue has been cooking as a pastime and hobby for the past 40 years. He incorporates principles of French, Chinese, Southern, Cajun, and American cooking techniques.

Chuck Schultz has been gardening, preserving fruits and vegetables, teaching, and winning blue ribbons as a hobby for the past 40 years.

Workshops Schedule

Spinach Preparation ~ May 23, 7:00pm to 8:00pm: Kim will cook spinach, beet greens, and Swiss chard – sautéed with mushrooms, shallots, and flavorings. He will also prepare a spinach mushroom stuffing that he uses to stuff poultry or tomatoes.

Strawberry Jammin’ ~ May 30, 7:00pm to 9:00pm: Chuck will prepare and can strawberry jam.

Green Beans ~ June 13, 7:00pm to 8:00pm: Kim will prepare fresh beans and snow peas, by blanching and sautéing them with flavorings. He will roast green beans and produce a Chinese green bean dish; snow peas, sautéed with flavorings.

Quick Pickles ~ June 27, 7:00pm to 9:00pm: Chuck will make quick pickles out of an array of vegetables (no canning needed). Participants to are invited to take some home!

Summer Squash / Beets ~ July 18, 7:00pm to 8:00pm: Kim will sauté zucchini and yellow squash with other vegetables and flavorings. He will also demonstrate how to simmer and glaze fresh beets.

Picklin’ Time ~ July 25, 7:00pm to 9:00pm: Chuck will prepare and can pickles.

Ratatouille ~ August 1, 7:00pm to 8:00pm: Kim will create the French vegetable casserole ratatouille with zucchini, eggplant, onions, green peppers, and tomatoes.

Tomatoes, Tomahtoes ~ August 8, 7:00pm to 9:00pm: Chuck will preserve tomatoes in a variety of ways, including canning.

Fundraiser for First Parish Church of Newbury

For members and friends of First Parish Church of Newbury, there are numerous opportunities to help support the church’s ongoing financial sustainability efforts. This organic cooking and canning series is one good way to help support the Church financially and also support the Church’s mission as Stewards of Earth. For New Eden Community members, this is an excellent way to say Thank You to the Church for leasing us the land to grow our gardens. As the Church is a steward of the earth, New Eden Gardeners are ambassadors of that mission.

Gardeners can show their gratitude to the Chur Garden ch by keeping the gardens bountiful. The Organic Cooking & Canning series is a perfect way for New Eden gardeners to show their support and thanks for the land we are privileged to tend.

Please join us for this cooking series – one class or all of them – and know that your contribution is supporting the Church’s most important financial goals.

  • Pre-registration is necessary for workshop planning purposes.
  • Complete and mail the attached registration form with payment to the address listed below.
  • Send checks for a recommended donation of $25.00 for one workshop, $15.00 for more than one workshop, to New Eden Workshops, c/o Edwina Goodhue, First Parish Church of Newbury, 20 High Road, Newbury, MA
  • Please make checks payable to First Parish Church of Newbury.
Registration Form

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Please email Edwina or call First Parish Church of Newbury’s office at 978 465 5597 with any questions regarding registration or workshop sessions.

Proceeds will be used to support the church’s environmental missions.