Preserve Food and Eat Local All Year Round
Do you wish you could buy local produce all year long? The Chickens want you to know how to preserve the food you buy from our local farmers! Support our local economy, save money and know what’s in your food!
Sign up for Chickens on the Mailing list to keep up with the schedule!
Note: If you would like to sign up for a class, but don’t want to use Paypal, please send a check to P.O. Box 3117, Colorado Springs, CO 80934. Please send me a quick note if you do so and I’ll add you to the roster.
Is it a class or a party?
Save lots of money over regular classes by splitting the cost with friends or throw a class party! These classes usually cost $30 – $35 a person, but with a Homesteading Party the cost is reduced by 50% or more. Invite your friends and learn a skill that saves you money and contributes to the health of your family.
You pick one of the following classes:
- Water Bath Canning
- Vegetable Fermentation
- Make your own Yogurt & Goat Cheese
- Make your own Cleaning Supplies
We arrange a date and I take it from there. The class can be in your home or I can arrange to have it at a local business. I make the arrangements, bring the supplies and teach you a new skill. All you have to do is issue the invitations and come to the party!
A $25 supply charge will be added to the prices below for hands-on classes. Contact me if you are interested in a demonstration-only class.
Call Bonnie at 719-679-3117, send us a question or purchase below.
Note: I bring everything for the class, but I can’t compete with your cooking! You and your guests are welcome to bring food and beverages to enjoy during the class, depending on the location. Some locations, like Seeds Community Cafe and Colorado Coffee Merchants, offer wonderful catering services that your guests will love!
What are people saying about Chickens in the Kitchen Homesteading Classes?
Make Your Own Yogurt
“Loved it! You did a great job and clearly know your stuff. I liked learning a new way to make yogurt – think I’ll try it this way next time at home.”
“I enjoyed this class – I can’t wait to try the different methods of yogurt making on my own to see what works & tastes the best! I’m now interested in taking other food preservation & food prep courses from you, so good work!”
“Everything was laid out very well . . . not confusing. I would tell others about your classes!”
“Moved at a great pace. Good interaction, everyone got to be hands on.”
Water Bath Canning
“Very informative. I learn more from doing than from listening. Thank you.”
“Class was very fun & informative. Good to see how it’s done. Better than reading the book.”
“I learned a lot and yes, I believe I could do this on my own now that I’ve seen the process.”
Preserving Fall Fruits
“Fun class—thank you both and thanks to Megan for the apples and CSA info!”
“I will be back!”
“Thanks—love learning more on eating healthier—for self and family. Loved learning about and will certainly check into Grant Farms.”
Make Your Own Cleaning Supplies
“Another fun class—thanks! My husband will thank you after I go home & clean, clean, clean! :-)”
“Very fun night with the girls! It was fun meeting new people, being crafty and learning something new.”
“I loved the class and so many great ideas for even more types of cleaning for our small farm/dairy operation.”
“It was a great opportunity to make all the cleaning products I’ve been WANTING to make, but never have the time or all the ingredients! Bonnie makes it so simple!”
“I really enjoyed the camaraderie of the class. I love that we got to make products together and get to take them home!”