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Palisade Peach fundraiser

Announcing the Up Town Market Palisade Peach fundraiser to benefit the Laestadian Lutheran Church of the Roaring Fork Valley. Get your peaches fresh from the orchard. Place your order by Aug. 14 by emailing or calling/texting 970-274-9738. Pick up will be at the church, 1859 N. First St. in Silt, from 5-8 p.m. Aug. 21.

Options include:

• 18-pound box: $20 for ripes (need to be eaten or used quickly) or $30 for firsts (good for a week or so)

• Peaches by the pound: $1.20 per pound for ripes or $1.60 per pound for firsts

• Canned peaches: $8 per quart

• Peach jam: $6.50 per pint

• Frozen peach pie: $14

• Frozen peach crisp: $12

All peach items are homemade using fresh peaches.

Extra peach items will be on hand, on a first-come, first serve basis, for those who don’t pre-order. Other freshly baked homemade items (breads, caramel and cinnamon rolls, cookies, bars, etc.) will also be available for purchase at the same time.

All Things Tomato

Do you love tomatoes? Are you trying to figure out different ways to put up this wonderful fruit to enjoy during the winter? CSU Master Food Safety Advisors will teach how to make and preserve homemade spaghetti sauce, tomato jelly and salsa from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16, at the First United Methodist Church in Glenwood Springs. Learn five different techniques to put tomatoes up for your enjoyment. Learn to use a pressure canner, water bath canner, and dehydrator. Be sure to check out the “new toys” that are out this year and hear reviews from the Master Food Safety Advisors. There will be a spaghetti lunch.

To register, call Literacy Outreach at 970-945-5282. Cost is $55 with lunch included. All proceeds benefit Literacy Outreach’s” Learning English through Cooking” classes. These classes are being co-sponsored by CSU Extension and the Master Food Safety program.

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