With spring on the horizon, we're anticipating the excellent preservable produce about to flood our local farmers markets. Starting with rhubarb, continuing with summer berries, heating up to tomatoes, cooling off to apples in the fall...but you can even finding a bright spot in winter with sunny citrus. All year long, crafty folks who love to cook can have a good time in the ktichen with canning. Make jams, pickles, marmalade, fruit butters and more. Check out these local resources for produce and supplies, and venues for taking classes on the topic. Also take a taste of our great locally-made commercial preserves to compare your efforts to the pros.
Delicious locally-made preserves. Also available at local farmers markets like U-District and West Seattle.
Great selection of high quality spices. Often referenced by local chefs and cooking instructors as a great source. They also sometimes offer cooking demos w/their products.
Great source for organic produce. Also! More than a grocery store, PCC also offers cooking classes with some truly stellar local talent. Look for classes on topics like canning, cheesemaking and more. Also with local fave teachers like w/Iole Aguero, Becky Selengut & more. But sign up fast - classes fill quickly.
Canners! Weck jars available here, and prices seem a little lower than at other spots around town. Ball jars here, too.
Excellent selection for gardening supplies and FREE! classes on gardening, food preservation and other topics.
Favero offers classes on fermenting - everything from pickles to miso to making wines from foraged ingredients!
Always a great way to spend a Sunday morning. Get cider from Rockridge, mushrooms from Foraged & Found, fish from Loki & produce from any number of great farms.
A little pricey? Yes. But AMAZING service & products with excellent variety of produce, including organics . They have a focus on local producers. Plus they offer free events like cheese classes. Hometown fave.
Adorable cooking school with creative class topics & small class size. Only problem? Classes fill lickety-split! Your best bet: subscribe to newsletter & watch for new schedule announcements.
My go-to spot for cute, small gifts & seasonal items. Also a good selection of kitchen utensils (although a little pricey) and canning supplies.
Look for Deluxe's jams, butters and other preserves at local food shops like Picnic, Sugar Pill & more. Amazing flavors coming from jam genius Rebecca Staffel's kitchen.
Find high-quality ingredients at the new bricks and mortar Marx Foods.
Open all year! Great produce, freshly baked bread, seafood, cheese, dairy and more. Also often have demos and talks, especially during summer and early fall.