KELP PICKLING CLASS
Kelp pickling is a wonderful endeavor for the whole family. It foretells the times of community gatherings to provide food for all. Since early times, home canners have enjoyed the art of pickling foods. It is one of the oldest known methods of preserving food. The Chinese were fermenting vegetables as early as the third century B.C and the Romans were pickling by the first century A.D. Pickles even followed the colonist to America and now picked kelp is coming to Santa Cruz! What a great way to be one with our kelp forest and get a great reward in the form of a delicious treat. We will pick a beach noted for a variety of succulent sea vegetables. Here we will search for our quest in tide pools and by boogie board. We will than return to Adventure Sports to pickle as only a family group can do-the pool will be open for fun. This is a wonderful activity for everyone in your family and will instill an ethos of community for one and all. We will have an evening of planning followed by a Sunday morning of collecting and pickling. 10-17 year olds are encouraged to attend. We will have an evening of planning on Friday 5/6, 7pm-9pm, followed by a morning of collecting and pickling on Sunday 5/8, from 7am-2pm. 10-17-year-olds must have an adult/guardian take the class with them and must be able to boogie board in the ocean. An ocean-only fishing license is required for collecting. Child’s rate is for ages 10-17 years old. Adult rate is for ages 18 and up.
Private group outings are also available, call (831) 458-3648 for details.
Dates: May 6th Meeting at 7pm with May 8th Forage and Pickling Day
Cost: $70 Adults, $40 Children 6-17 years old