freckled hen canning workshop 2016: details, registration & more!

friends, i am just so excited to share all of the exciting details for our third annual canning & preserving workshop at freckled hen farm! 

for the last two years we have opened up our farm to an intimate group of women for a weekend of canning farm fresh tomatoes, junking at our favorite southern spots, enjoying the best in gourmet farm-to-table foods & soaking up the gift of new friendships! you can take a look at our workshop from 2014 & 2015 right here & here.

it's my absolute favorite weekend & one i treasure year after year! 

below you will find details for this year's canning & preserving workshop at freckled hen farm...

early saturday morning, fifteen of us will gather in our old farmhouse as i teach the basics of water bath canning. we will adorn ourselves with cute vintage aprons as we head out to the garden with baskets for gathering summer's bounty.

inside the kitchen, we will walk you step-by-step as you peel, core, simmer & preserve your very first jar of home-canned tomatoes, which you will take home with you! 

no experience of canning or gardening is necessary. we invite you to join us, ask as many questions as you need & learn a new skill. if you do have experience in canning & preserving, we are so excited to learn from you as you provide a fresh & new perspective in the kitchen!

once the work of the morning is complete, we will savor a farm-to-table lunch around the table on our back porch! goodness, we love good food so you are indeed in for a treat!

after a delicious meal together, we will pack up & catch a ride in hoghead's adorable 1970s volkswagen van for a bit of shopping around town! 

i am thrilled to share that our first stop will be our downtown freckled hen farmhouse studio! we are absolutely giddy to open up our doors to you for a fun afternoon of exclusive shopping at our general store! 

once we have soaked up a bit of fun at our studio, we will head to prairie grove for an afternoon of sweet treats & junking the very best in rusty, chippy vintage goods! pack an extra bag, sisters! you will need it.

that evening we will head to town for brick oven pizzas & drinks followed by s'mores around the bonfire back at our farmhouse & a dip in the swimming hole if you so choose.

girls, our hope is that every detail is thoughtful & special. this year we are taking a big leap & making magic happen by showering you with a two nights stay at our favorite historic farmhouse just a few miles from our own home!

for the gals choosing the overnight package, you will arrive friday evening to the gorgeous historic farmhouse & soak up two nights of luxury & comfort. every corner of this historic farmhouse has been restored & offers unique features including a clawfoot tub, subway tile, two inviting front porches, cozy linens, vintage charm, architectural salvage & so much more! 

girls, we cannot wait to pamper you with fresh flowers, bath salts, surprise treats & so much more!

once you awake, we will enjoy breakfast at one of our favorite bakeries followed by an afternoon of crafting!

this year's team is absolutely amazing! my dear friend, megan, will be joining us again this year & leading us in an inspiring morning of crafting on sunday. sweet stacy, a dear friend & fellow farming gal, will assist in our canning adventures! mindy will capture the weekend in photos & goodness, she's talented! i absolutely cannot wait for you to meet these incredible women!

we invite you to set aside a weekend just for you & treat yourself to our canning & preserving workshop! you do not have to know anyone! our girls are kind, welcoming & warm. we promise there is a place for you at our table.

won't you join us for a weekend of canning, crafting & junking?

here are the details:
-the workshop & retreat will be hosted at our farm in fayetteville, arkansas june 24th-26th (one day retreat is june 25th).
- an intimate group of 15 will participate in the workshop.
- once you arrive, ALL expenses are covered with the exception of spending money while we shop.
- registration for the weekend package (two nights stay) opens on thursday, april 7th, at 8:00 am CST. those who register & pay for the weekend package before the end of the first registration day (april 7th) will receive 10% off! 
- registration for the one day workshop will open on friday, april 8th, at 8:00 am CST. The 10% off discount does not apply to one day participants.
- to register for either package, please email me at!

- weekend package (includes two nights stay): $900 // one day workshop package: $300
**payment plans for the weekend package are available! please email me at to discuss your options!**

this workshop includes:
+ hands-on, step-by-step instruction on how to water-bath can at home
+ my very favorite canning recipe booklet, canning directions for the beginner & a jar of canned goods to take home
+ swag, treats & so much more from some of my very favorite makers & artists
+ all-inclusive gourmet meals (two meals for day-only participants) complete with delicious dessert, drinks & snacks!
+ a trip on hogshead's volkswagen van & shopping at our general store + junking in prairie grove
+ shuttle to & from the airport for our out-of-town weekend package participants
+ overnight lodging for two nights at a historic farmhouse complete with vintage charm & a handful of surprises (available for weekend package only)
+ an afternoon of crafting with megan (available for weekend package only)

sweet friends, we have so many more surprises up our sleeves! i am oh so excited to spend the weekend with you exploring the art of canning & preserving! i hope you can join us for this magical time on my farm!

please email me at natalie.j.freeman(at) with any questions! yay!


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