**Chandler, AZ class listing updated 8/1/2011

Class is in session!  We post the classes on the main page once a month and we’ve got the sidebar of upcoming classes (like the next week or so) but don’t forget to check out our “Classes” tab too.  If there has been any changes or additions to the classes we’ll be sure to update there. Plus you can get a sneak peak on what classes or events are coming up!

Be sure to call your store to reserve your spot.  Classes are free unless otherwise noted.

Chandler, AZ
Phone: 480-785-5210
Tuesday, August 9 10AM Canning Safety by Chef Tess
Are you anxious to try home canning but nervous about the safety of what you’re doing? Are you a seasoned home canner who may need an update on what the latest scientifically proven safe canning methods are so that you don’t cause potentially lethal results with your home canning projects?! Come join us!

Saturday, August 13 10AM Sun Oven Demo by Gabriella Mendoza
Learn how to prepare amazing dishes by harnessing the power of the sun with the increasingly popular Sun Oven.  We’ve been offering this class every month because it’s been so popular and useful to you Valley of the Sun residents!

Tuesday, August 16 10AM Spice Rack Demystification and Herb Alchemy by Chef Tess
Have you ever wanted to learn the basics on herb and spice use and the actual health benefits in using culinary herbs and spices?  You won’t want to miss what could be one of the best classes Chef Tess teaches on how to actually USE all those little jars in your spice rack…and why!

Saturday, August 20 10AM Meatless Wonders (seitan and veggie dog cookery) by Chef Tess
Have you ever wondered how they make veggie dogs? Are you wanting to extend your family food budget and do so without compromising great flavor? Veggie meat is the answer! She has spent years working with seitan and making it taste so much like meat…it’s almost scary! Come learn her tricks to tasty homemade veggie dogs and sausages as well as chick’n nuggets, patties and lunch “meats”.

Tuesday, August 23 10AM Grain Surgery 101 with Chef Tess
A beginners look at grain up close and personal.  We’ll explore many different varieties, how to cook them, where to use the, and most important what they taste like!  You’ll leave with a whole new confidence in the kitchen and a lot more grain power!

Saturday, August 27 10 AM Bold Better Bread Seminar By Chef Tess
Back by Popular Demand! Wow! This is one of Chef Tess’ most attended and well loved classes…for a reason! As a pastry chef and mom, she is often asked how she makes such supple and tasty whole grain bread that isn’t dry! If you are aching to become a bold better baker…this is a great class for you! Beginners and experienced bakers are welcome! Chef Tess will cover the basics and some unique techniques that help you make delightful whole grain bread fit into your life!

Tuesday, August 30 10AM Homemade Tortillas and Flat Breads with Chef Tess
Basics on how to make amazing homemade tortillas and flat breads with gourmet results that will not only save you money, but taste outstanding!  Corn Tortillas, Flour Tortillas, and Quinoa Tortillas too!

Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Phone: 909-243-1050
Saturday, August 6 10AM How to Can Meat Using Your Pressure Cooker by Carol Olson
Carol is a Master Food Preserver with the County and has taught canning for 30 years.  Come and enjoy the wealth of knowledge she has to offer! Cost is $5 per person, $7 per couple

Saturday, August 27 10AM Marlenes Magic-Step 3 & 4 (Using Fruits and Stretching Your Food Storage) with Daneen Ruggles
We covered steps 1 and 2 at the beginning of July and now Daneen is back to teach steps 3 and 4. Cost is $5 per person, $7 per couple.

Brigham City, UT
Phone: 435-494-4193
Tuesday, August 2 1PM Food Storage Convenience Meals 101 by Chef Tess
Chef Tess is a professional chef, nationally known blogger and teaches classes all over the country. You won’t want to miss this fun and educational class! This class is a basic food storage class that will feed a family of 4 – 6 with “just add water” ingredients! Using her own recipes it’s a great way to either prepare for emergencies..or plan for a crazy busy night! The 52 jar method is sweeping the nation! Come see what it is..and what a simple concept it can be to get your One Year’s food storage in hand (with accessible meals your family will love!)

Tuesday, August 9 10AM Fun & Easy Sandwiches by Sharron Christensen
Tired of the same PB&J sandwich everyday?  Come learn how to make pocket sandwiches, piroshky, and calzones.  A perfect class right before lunch time!

Friday, August 19 11AM Dehydrating Food with Cheryl Moore
Cheryl Moore will be teaching how to dehydrate food and you’ll learn how easy it is to use your dehydrated food in your everyday meals. 

Tuesday, August 30 4:30PM Sprouting Class by Christy Workman
Would you like to be able to have fresh greens year round?  Sprouting provides a valuable source of Vitamins A, E & C plus B complex. Sprouts are a powerhouse of nutrition!  They have been grown for over 5,000 years by many civilizations for many reasons. Sprouting is so simple you will be amazed that you haven’t tried it before.  Casseroles, cookies, dips, breads, snacks, and more can incorporate sprouts.  Come learn how fast and easy it is to incorporate sprouting into your food storage program so that you will have the added vitamins that your body needs.

Salt Lake City, UT
Phone: 801-972-2168
Tuesday, August 2 11AM Replacing the Five White Deaths taught by Faye Reeves
Faye Reeves, co-author of “Cookies for Dinner”, is coming to teach about replacing your “white deaths” of milk, oil, sugar, salt and flour and creating a more complete and healthy diet.

Friday and Saturday, August 5-6 Preparedness Fair
Classes will run throughout both days of the Fair.  Seriously this is an event worth driving for.  There will be demos, giveaways, information galore, and you bet there will be samples to taste! 

Tuesday, August 9 11AM All About Oats with Karin Terry
Our assistant store manager, Karin Terry, is going to break down all the different types of oats.  Come and find out more about the benefits of oats, the differences of steamtable, regular, quick and baby oats…and what are those groats anyways?

Tuesday, August 16 11AM Dehydrating by Karin Terry
Karin Terry is back this week to teach some exciting ways to dehydrate, store and use your garden produce for future use.

Tuesday, August 23 11AM Coconut Oil-It’s a Must! Taught by Ross Lloyd
It is great as a cooking oil, an essential salad oil for an exotic taste, embellishes hair for that soft and silky feel, relieves dry skin itchiness as a massage oil and body lotion, and so many other benefits.  Ross Lloyd, owner of Coconut Treat Inc., will be here to educate on how coconut oil benefits your life on so many different levels.

Tuesday, August 30 11AM Canning Basics by Sandy Spencer
What are the ways to know how to water bath, steam bath, or pressure can your meats, fruits, and vegetables?  Sandy Spencer, co-author of Cookies for Dinner, will explain and teach you great tips for perfect canning!

Lots of fun classes that you don’t want to miss. Thanks for Reading!