Santa Fe Harvest Swap

Harvest Swap pic

This in from the organization: Radical Homemakers of New Mexico

The third annual Santa Fe Harvest Swap is just around the corner!
It will be held Sunday, OCTOBER 26th 2014 from 10-1pm in the Railyard Park Community Room.

The swap is free, and according to our past participants, one of the funnest events of the year. It is a chance to showcase your specialties from the kitchen, and to take home a wide variety of goodies from fellow swappers. The experience of celebrating the year’s abundance in a joyful exchange will leave you inspired and feeling connected to kindred souls. Come join us!

While the name Harvest Swap was inspired by the epic fruit year of 2012, it is a little misleading. You don’t need to bring things you grew or harvested yourself (though you certainly can). Really most of the swapping is of prepared items: baked treats, specialty condiments, goat cheese and cultured butter, jams and preserves, fermented items, herb teas and tinctures, soap and salves, and so on. Still, all these things originate as a harvest, so in honor of that we’re sticking with the name.

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO REGISTER  PLEASE DO SO HERE!  Participants are limited so sign up now!

Looking forward to seeing you and your creations on the big day!

Your friends at Radical Homemakers of New Mexico

October Potluck Cancelled

Hey everybody-
Our last Home Grown New Mexico Potluck  for Wednesday, October 15, 2014 has been cancelled. We will resume them next year.

We still have one more fundraising event in November and that is the Beermaking class. The class is filling up fast so please go to the Class section to sign up for it on this site. Learn to make beer at home and bottle it and take home some too! Buy your ticket here before it fills up.

Next Year’s Kitchen Garden and Coop Tour in 2015

Chicken and Garden Graphic_72dpi We’re looking for PROPERTIES for the 2015 Kitchen Garden & Coop Tour!

Do you or someone you know have fantastic kitchen gardens in the greater Santa Fe area? Kitchen gardens, herb gardens, potagers, goats, chickens, water collection system, composting systems, permaculture sites, urban farms or sustainable living sites are some of the things we’d like to see if you have some of them— but not all are necessary to be considered.

Want to show it off??? If so, we want to know about it.

Did you go on the tour this year and think, my property should be on this tour?

We are currently looking for inspiring properties for next year’s tour.

Interested? Let’s talk! We’d like to come see your gardens before they go away for winter!!!

Contact Home Grown New Mexico by email or call and leave a message at 505-983-9706.

 

Don’t forget the Tomato sauce canning class is this Sunday!

sauce

Sunday, September 21
Preserving Your Harvest Class
Learn how to can stewed tomatoes and pasta sauces
Time: 12 noon -2 pm
Instructors: Duskin Jasper/Jannine Cabossel
Location: Milagro Community Garden (Rodeo Road and Legacy behind church-2481 Legacy Court)
RSVP to 505-983-9706 or email: homegrownnewmexico1@gmail.com
(CLASS SIZE IS LIMITED SO YOU MUST RSVP) so we know how many jars to bring to the class.

What to do with all your tomatoes at the end of the season? Come join ‘The Tomato Lady’ from the Santa Fe Farmer’s Market and Duskin Jasper and learn how to can tomato pasta sauce for your pantry to enjoy in the winter months long after harvesting! This hands on class will cover how to make different pasta sauces. Students will take home a jar of tomato sauce. We will also discuss different canning methods for our high altitude.

September Upcoming Events

HOME GROWN’s September Upcoming Events

Wednesday, September 10th
Community Potluck
Time:6-8 pm
Home Grown’s Potluck will be at the Whole Foods Community Room (Cordova and St.Francis location). Come join fellow gardeners to talk about fruit and vegetable gardening in our area and eat good food. What’s going on in your garden? Come listen and share.
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sauce

Sunday, September 21
Preserving Your Harvest Class
Learn how to can stewed tomatoes and pasta sauces
Time: 12 noon -2 pm
Instructors: Duskin Jasper/Jannine Cabossel
Location: Milagro Community Garden (Rodeo Road and Legacy behind church-2481 Legacy Court)
RSVP to 505-983-9706 or email: homegrownnewmexico1@gmail.com
(CLASS SIZE IS LIMITED SO YOU MUST RSVP) so we know how many jars to bring to the class.

What to do with all your tomatoes at the end of the season? Come join ‘The Tomato Lady’ from the Santa Fe Farmer’s Market and Duskin Jasper and learn how to can tomato pasta sauce for your pantry to enjoy in the winter months long after harvesting! This hands on class will cover how to make different pasta sauces. Students will take home a jar of tomato sauce. We will also discuss different canning methods for our high altitude.

 

 

 

Chèvre Cheesemaking Class-Yumm!

chevre cheese

Saturday, August 16
Chèvre Cheesemaking Class
How to make Chèvre goat cheese
Time: 10:00 am-12:00 pm
Instructor: Diane Pratt
Location: Whole Food’s Community Room (St. Francis location)
RSVP to 505-983-9706 or email: homegrownnewmexico1@gmail.com
(CLASS SIZE IS LIMITED SO YOU MUST RSVP)

Learn how to make Chèvre goat cheese
In France and Italy goat cheese goes back hundreds of years and it is no less popular today. In the New World, Laura Chenel introduced her version of fresh goat cheeses to Alice Waters at Chez Panisse in Berkeley. Chèvre, the French term for goat, has come to mean mild, fresh goat cheese in the United States.

The American palette was quickly awakened to this new version of an ancient cheese and the rest was history. Thus was born a new era in cheese making in America and a very big reason in the rise of American Artisan Cheese Making.

Diane has been milking goats and making her own goat cheese for over 20 years.  She now belongs to a goat tending Co-op and milks her three goats once a week.  She uses the fresh raw goats milk to produce delicious chèvre, ricotta, feta and other artisan cheeses for her family and friends.I LOVE GOAT CHEESE

Participants in this cheesemaking class should bring a clean quart jar to take home their own bit of chèvre.

Suggested $10 donation or become a 2014 Member for $35 with free classes and potlucks.

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Solar Cooking Class today!

Don’t forget! Today is the Solar Cooking class ! Come out and learn how to do this!

Solar Oven

Saturday, August 2
Solar Cooking
How to solar cook
Time: 10 am-12 pm
Instructor: Amanda Bramble
Location: Milagro Community Garden (Rodeo Road and Legacy behind church)
RSVP to 505-983-9706 or email: homegrownnewmexico1@gmail.com

Presented with Milagro Community Garden at milagrogarden@yahoo.com. Making your meals in a solar oven can be easily integrated into your current life style.  Solar cooking won’t heat up your home in the summer, and the fuel is free.   Learn about the range of solar cookers available, how they work, how to cook in them, what kind of pots to use, and safe temperature ranges. Amanda Bramble is the director of Ampersand Sustainable Learning Center in Cerrillos, NM (www.ampersandproject.org).  She has been solar cooking for 15 years and uses it as her primary cooking source. Suggested $10 donation or become a 2014 Member for $35 with $250 value and all free classes, potlucks and tour.