Pickling Workshop: November 12th

***All Workshop Guests must show proof of completed, state issued COVID-19 Vaccination Card prior their event. ***

In this 3-hour, introductory class, Aletha takes you through the pickling process from start to finish, with a special focus on local vegetables. We will create three different pickles. We will examine key topics such as the role of vinegar, the importance of the brine and how to add it, spices and herbs, and canning safety. This class begins with a pickle tasting and discussion, then proceeds to the cooking process and pupus.

Each attendee will be a part of creating three different pickles and have the opportunity to take home three completed jars. We plan to make Dilly Beans, Marinated Ulu, and Pickled Radishes.

Date/Time: Friday, November 12th, 2021, 10 - 1pm

Location: The Monkeypod Provisions Cottage on Koloa Road. Exact address will be shared after registration.

Workshop Includes: Hands on, personal instruction, all needed supplies, heavy pupus and refreshments, three jars of class-made pickles to take home.

Aletha Thomas, a former schoolteacher, launched Monkeypod Jam in 2010, when she was placed on furlough. Each furlough Friday, Aletha would pull out her French copper pot and make jams and jellies using ripe Kauai fruit. With each batch, she was preserving the season’s harvest while also preserving childhood memories of her grandmas, both of whom she remembers preserving the season's local bounty.

In February of 2014, Aletha enrolled in Hawaii’s Master Preserving Program. Now certified as a Master Preserver and with over twelve years of teaching experience, Aletha is eager to share the ins and outs of home preservation with others who share her interest and passion of preserving the seasons.


***Please email us at info@monkeypodjam.com if you are interested in learning about future workshops. We will add you to our mailing list.***