How to save the taste of summer.
Now that July has come around, it’s time to take out those mason jars and savor what’s left of strawberry season.
As stalls at the Greenmarkets overflow with late summer crops, here’s some inspiration to put up those peaches and tomatoes now. In our slideshow, Classie Parker, aka The Canning Queen, shares with her neighbors her food preservation fervor.
Classie Parker, aka The Canning Queen, turned a a small vacant lot on 121st Street into a fertile garden that now feeds her neighbors and her own food preservation fervor. When she’s not busy pruning, planting, or putting up peaches, she’s pushing a cart around town teaching anyone who asks how they can can, too.
Harlem’s grande dame of produce preservation.