The Pittsburgh Canning Exchange is holding a pickle-canning party in Greenfield from 1 to 4 p.m. on Aug. 2. For $12, participants can learn to make, and actually make, canned and refrigerator pickles with “pickling whiz” Danielle Marvit. And you get a slice of pie, too. The group, which holds monthly canning parties like this (today‘s Food Column mentions this month’s jam session), will have all of the canning supplies on hand, as well as produce from local farms. “Just bring an apron, and some way to carry home your jars,” the group advises. “Take as many home as you want for $3/pint, to cover the cost of jars and produce.” Register at eventbrite.com/e/pickles-two-ways-tickets-12037405203. Learn more about the group at http://canningexchange.org.
— Bob Batz Jr.