Our classes at The Old Smithy are friendly, small and designed for the beginner and inexperienced. Every stage of the relevant preserving process will be explained as you work through the day, making the products. Everything that you make you will take home to share with friends and family. The course content is described under each heading, and there is no need to bring anything to the day as all equipment and ingredients will be provided.
The class will start around 10am and will finish at 4-4.30pm - approximately! Please make us aware of any time constraints - we usually just carry on until we have finished as we don't like people to feel rushed, but we do take into account the weather, dark evenings etc etc.
A delicious lunch of locally sourced produce will be provided together with other refreshments - please make us aware - before the day - of any special dietary requirements
The classes are small at The Old Smithy and there is plenty of time to ask questions, to have discussions with fellow class members and to just, well, chat! We know that you will leave us at the end of the day feeling refreshed and enthused - carrying many jars of delicious treats to enjoy at home. You will have made new friends and hopefully have plenty to think about.