Perennial Class Series

 Elderberry Syrup & Fire Cider Class

Virtual Class: Saturday, January 28th 2-3:30pm 

Learn how to make some time-honored herbal tonics that have been traditionally used to boost your immune system! Join Joan Jach, owner and farmer of Old Town Flowers CU, as she shares her favorite recipes for Elderberry Syrup and Fire Cider. The virtual Zoom class is free to attend but class participants have the option to preorder a class kit to make during the class with the instructor. This $30 Meal Kit includes everything you need to make elderberry syrup and fire cider including local honey, dried elderberries, horseradish root, ginger root, garlic, onion, apple cider vinegar, cheesecloth, and other herbs and spices.

 

Register to attend the free Zoom class on Saturday, January 29 from 2-3:30pm. Pick up the Class Kit at Common Ground Friday, January 28 from 4-6pm.

 

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Plum Torte & Jam Class

Virtual Class: Sunday, February 27th 2-3:30pm 

Learn how to make two delicious treats using plums with local baker, Heidi Leuszler of Berries & Flour. Heidi will teach you how to process plums for different purposes then walk you through making a scrumptious plum torte and plum jam. The virtual Zoom class is free to attend but class participants have the option to preorder a class kit to make during the class with the instructor. This $30 Meal Kit includes everything you need to make the plum torte and plum jam including frozen plums, sugar, flour, eggs, butter, pectin, and other spices.

 

Register below to attend the free Zoom class on Sunday, February 27 from 2-3:30pm. Pick up the Class Kit at Common Ground Friday, February 25 from 4-6pm.

 

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Fruit Leather: Preserving & Snacks

Virtual Class: Saturday, March 19th 2-3:30pm

Registration coming soon

 

Perennial Cocktails & Simple Syrups

Virtual Class: Saturday, April 23rd 2-3:30pm

Registration coming soon

 

Asparagus Quiche with Hazelnut Crust

Virtual Class: Saturday, May 28th 2-3:30pm

Registration coming soon

 

 

Wild SodaVirtual Class: Saturday, June 18th 2-3:30pm

Registration coming soon

 

Funding for this class series is provided in whole or in part by the Illinois Department of Agriculture's Illinois Specialty Crop Block Grant program, awarded to The Land Connection and in collaboration with Common Ground Food Co-op.