Heritage Niagara

Cucumber Pickling | The Brown Homestead


July 13, 2024    
10:00 am - 12:00 pm


The Brown Homestead
1317 Pelham Road, St. Catharines, Ontario, L2R 6P7, Niagara
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Sat, July 13 – Workshop: Fun with Fermentation (Cucumber Pickling) with Randan Redekop & Marcia Christie, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Learn all you need to know to make your own probiotic-rich fermented cucumber pickles. Marcia will walk you through the steps to make your own crunchy sour pickled cucumbers, from selecting the best produce, to washing and preparing, packing the jars and making the brine. The fermenting process and best methods and time frames will be discussed in detail. All of this will be summed up in a written guide for the participants to take home.

About Marcia:

Marcia grew up on her parent’s Saskatchewan farm in the 60’s and 70’s. They were of Ukrainian heritage and food self-sufficient: foraging for wild plants, growing and raising any and every food that could be put away into storage. From an early age Marcia learned how to grow, harvest, prepare and store fruits and vegetables, and milk and meat products.

Fermenting was a key method of extending the life and nutrient-richness of vegetables like cucumbers and cabbage into pickles and sauerkraut and milk products into sour cream and cottage cheese. Foraging for wild berries like chokecherries and Saskatoon berries would turn into some nicely fermented wine. And Marcia’s father, bless his soul, would ferment grain for home-brew! Marcia continues many of the traditions lovingly handed down to her and is excited to share this heritage and nutrient-richness with anyone who is interested.

For more details: https://thebrownhomestead.ca/grow-at-the-homestead

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