Online Workshop – Bottling the Tomato Harvest


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Bottling the Tomato Harvest

Using the Fowlers Vacola Preserving system we will show you how to take the seasonal tomato harvest and preserve it safely to create a shelf-stable product that will last you well into the lean months of winter.

  •   Level – Our online and in-person workshops are suitable for both beginners and experienced food handlers.
  • Interactive Workshop – Join along with your own jars and ingredients, or sit back with a cup of tea as we show you how easy this traditional food skill truly is.   

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Bottling the Tomato Harvest

Tinned tomatoes are often imported, and while we love the convenience of canned food, learning how to bottle them yourself using locally grown and fully flavoured fruit is so much cheaper and tastier.

Using the Fowlers Vacola Preserving system we will show you how to take the seasonal tomato harvest and preserve it safely to create a shelf-stable product that will last you well into the lean months of winter.

Marieka and Sheralee will be preserving whole and diced tomatoes, tomato soup and simple passata in this workshop.  The demonstration will include how to peel tomatoes, how to pack jars, how to pack your processor and the simple steps required for processing jars.  The demonstration will also cover the critical issue of food safety for tomatoes, and examples of recipes and uses for your preserved produce.

This is a recorded copy of a live workshop we hosted online in 2021.  Participants had the opportunity at the conclusion of the workshop to ask questions.  If you have questions that were not answered please feel free to contact us – we are always available to help on your preserving journey.

What do you get: 

  • A skill that will last you a lifetime
  • A downloadable workbook with instructions and recipes, perfect for recording your own notes or to refer back to at any time.
  • Links to a supportive and enthusiastic Facebook group that can provide ongoing support and inspiration.
  • Ongoing access to the recorded workshop and question transcripts.
  • A whole new perspective and passion for seasonal produce.


What our workshop attendees are saying…

“I’m new to preserving and got so much out of this workshop. Marieka & Sheralee answered all of our questions and I can’t wait to get started with my new preserving kit. Thank you Those Barossa Girls!”

“Informative and engaging, the workshop that Those Barossa Girls hosted was packed full of handy hints and tips. A great refresh for those with some experience or a fantastic starting point for those just discovering the joys of preserving.”

Frequently Asked Questions:

How do I access the workshop? 
You will be emailed a link and a code to the video workshop. Use the code from the email to access the workshop.

What do I need to have on hand during the workshop? 
If you are a beginner you may only want a print out of your workbook and a pen to take notes.  If you are a more experienced preserver you may want to preserve along with us, in which case you will need your usual fowlers preserving equipment.

How safe is preserving?
This food skill is more than 100 years old, and modern science has given us the benefit of understanding exactly how safe it is.  Those Barossa Girls work within food safety guidelines set down by regulatory bodies, and we will not advocate or teach practices that are not proven.  Fowlers Vacola bottling is a proven and safe method that relies on some very simple rules to eliminate the possibility of food spoilage or pathogens.  It is important that home preservers understand the importance of safe food practices, and we will teach you how to apply those simple rules to your preserving.


Refund Policy:

Please note that there are no refunds, returns or exchanges on workshops and courses.

Failure to attend an in-person workshop without notice will forfeit the ticket.

With sufficient notice (minimum 24 hours) enrolment for either in-person or digital workshops can be transferred to another participant, or funds held in credit for a future session.  We encourage you to talk to us if you have concerns about your attendance.  With enough notice, we will do everything we can to ensure you achieve a good outcome.


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