Season Extension

Extending Your Produce: Intro to Pickling, Fermenting, and Making Stocks and Broths

Workshop Recording | Extending Your Produce

August 22, 2022

Presented by: Moses Williams

How can I get more nutrients out of my produce? What are some things I can do with my food scraps? Join Moses Williams for a workshop that will cover various practices to help store perishable fruits and vegetables, as well as practices that will allow you to ensure that you are getting the most out of your produce.  During this workshop you can also expect to learn about how to make compotes, jams, jellies and preserves; pickles; fermented foods; and stocks and broths.

Extending Your Produce Resource Guide

This document is a supplement to the slideshow presentation. It contains some useful links to articles, blog posts, and videos that were referred to while the presentation was being created or directly referenced during. You’ll find additional resources about canning, various supplies, and sterilization methods among other things.


How to sterilize your glass jars

Properly Canning Foods at Home



Stocks and Broths

Jams, Jellies, and Preserves

Guia para extender sus recursos de productos agrícolas

Este documento es un complemento de la presentación. Contiene algunos enlaces útiles a artículos, publicaciones de blog y videos a los que se hizo referencia mientras se creaba la presentación o directamente durante la presentación. Encontrará recursos adicionales sobre enlatado, varios suministros y métodos de esterilización, entre otras cosas.


Cómo esterilizar tus frascos de vidrio

Enlatar correctamente los alimentos en casa



Caldos y Fondos

Mermeladas, Jaleas y Conservas

Season Extension Workshop

Workshop Recording | Season Extension

October 1, 2022

Presented by: Orrin Williams and Robert Johnson

Those interested in addition discussion or assistance contact Orrin Williams at

This is a brief overview of season extension practices. It is not intended to be exhaustive, but we hope it provides a catalyst for you to explore opportunities to extend you garden season. This presentation is primarily directed towards home and backyard gardeners. Depending upon your crop selections you may be able to garden close to year-round even in Chicago if you apply some of these strategies!

Your budget and skills can help you in deciding what system is best for you. For you to explore the season extension opportunities we have included keywords you can use in the search engine of your choice.

Any information shared here, are the opinion of the websites, YouTube producers, etc and not those of Chicago Grows Food, the Chicago Partnership for Health Promotion or the University of Illinois at Chicago. Further we expressly do not endorse any products you may see or hear mentioned; we are not affiliates to any corporation, nor do we receive any monetary considerations.

Using Fresh Produce: Four Seasons Gardening

Using Fresh Produce: Four Seasons Gardening Webinar

University of Illinois Extension Horticulture

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