farmhouse ec series: canning & preserving workshop at our farm!

i am so excited to finally reveal the big news that's been in the works for months...

i am inviting you to share a day with me on our farm in the ozark mountains of arkansas for a canning & preserving workshop!

we will gather in my home around the farmhouse table as i teach the basics of water bath canning. we will put on vintage aprons & harvest woven baskets full of vine ripe heirloom tomatoes from our garden.

in the kitchen & step-by-step, i will guide you through the process of chopping, processing & canning roasted homegrown garlic tomato sauce. we will produce several jars of tomato sauce, one of which you will take home.

as soon as our work is finished, we will take a break for lunch & share a farm to table meal on our back porch.

you will also have the opportunity to tour our little farm. we will gather eggs from the chicken coop & cut flowers for bouquets. 

before wrapping up our time on the farm, i will lead a craft project centered around creating thoughtful, homegrown gifts. 

once we've finished a bit of crafting, hogshead's 1970s volkswagen van will pick us up & take us to prairie grove for some junkin'! we will stop by one of my favorite spots where i find the very best rusty, chippy, vintage pieces to fill our cozy home.

won't you join me for a day of canning, crafting & junking?

here are the details:

- the workshop will be hosted at our farm in fayetteville, arkansas on august 16th from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm.
- an intimate group of 10 will participate in the workshop. the cost is $150 per person.

- registration opens on wednesday, july 9th. i will share the details on how to register here on my blog on july 9th. 

- this workshop includes:
+ hands-on, step-by-step instruction on how to water bath can at home
+ a recipe for roasted garlic tomato sauce & one jar to take home
+ farm-to-table lunch & dessert
+ a craft project to complete & take home
+ a trip on hogshead's volkswagen bus & an afternoon of junkin'
+ swag bag filled with goodies to take home

i am absolutely giddy with what was once a dream is finally coming to fruition. i am so excited to spend a day with you exploring the art of canning & preserving. please email me at natalie.j.freeman(at) with any questions!



Natanya said...

This sounds incredible! Congrats on making the dream a reality Natalie :) I wish I could attend!! xo

Allyn said...

AHHH! Congratulations to you in birthing such an awesome workshop! I want to come so badly! This is literally on THE DAY that I am moving to Fayetteville, otherwise I would jump all over this opportunity.

Anonymous said...

How cool is this!!! :) I so wish I lived near you! I hope it will be a great success!!! : )

Jillian said...

How neat! I know those who attend will have a wonderful time! Sounds just lovely! :)

Unknown said...

wow, such an amazing experience this would be! much success to you!

Kathrine said...

This is so cool! I love how you kind of rethink farming – there is so much creativity to be found! If I lived anywhere close enough (say, same continent) I would totally sign up!!

Anonymous said...

Sounds amazing. Wish I lived closer :)

Anonymous said...

I so wish I could register!! But I live in CA. Bummed!

Nancy at said...

Natalie, I've so enjoyed reading your journey over the years. I'm a quiet lurker here. I'm so happy for you to be reaching your dreams. I'm in Grand Rapids, MI but if I were closer I'd sign up. It would be such fun.
Wishing you lots of success and BTW your farm and home are super cute.

Susan said...

Wow!! That sounds like an amazing day. Congrats on a dream come true. There are too many states between us for me to consider, but it is a temptation:)

Amanda Fuentes said...

This combines all my favorite things! If I did not live in Germany, I would be thinking of a way to get there in August! Bless you, on this amazing adventure!

Jess said...

oh I wish I wish I wish I could join!!!!! I'm so excited for you Natalie, with so much beauty and fun going on in your life. I miss you dearly, friend.

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