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Let's Jam! Preserving Tomatoes

Let's Jam! Preserving Tomatoes

Aug 29, 10:00am - Aug 29, 12:00pm

Highlands Hemp Farms453 Farmland DriveLebanon, VA24266 Map

The practice of canning, or preserving foods, has been around for millenia. Our ancestors were quick to realize that they had to come up with ways to extend the life of their foods, especially through the harsh winters. In the past 200-300 years, canning became increasingly popular (and needed) in “the South”. People were blessed with bountiful harvests throughout the Spring, Summer, and Fall months, and due to poverty and poor living conditions, they would preserve their extra meats/fruits/vegetables so that they and their families would have access to ”fresh” food throughout the year. It seems, however, that this once needed practice has fallen to the wayside, thanks to a better economy and numerous advances in food preservation technology (ie. refrigerators and freezers).

The SWVA Cultural Center & Marketplace is ready to help canning make a comeback! We will be offering hands-on classes this Summer, showing you recipes, techniques, and tips, in all things food preservation! Each class will be a different theme, and the best part?...You get to take home what you made that day!

Join us in helping bring back this (delicious) southern tradition. Now, “Let’s Jam!”

$15 per class, plus tax. Schedule is as follows:
April 18th – Strawberry Salsa (postponed)
June 27th – Blueberry Jam
August 29th – Preserving Tomatoes
October 10th – Apple Butter
December 12th - Sauerkraut
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109 interested  ·  8 going
Cooking Along The Crooked Road: "Southern Breakfast Staples"

Cooking Along The Crooked Road: "Southern Breakfast Staples"

Sep 1, 6:00pm - Sep 1, 9:00pm

Southwest Virginia Cultural Center & Marketplace1 Heartwood CirAbingdon, VA24210 Map

“Grits, Gravy, and other Southern Breakfast Staples” - Chef Ben Phillips will be showing us how he makes his delicious grits, sausage gravy, and other breakfast foods.

The wildly popular "Cooking Along The Crooked Road" series is back, this time at the SWVA Cultural Center & Marketplace. This cooking class series puts you directly into the kitchen to do hands-on cooking with Southwest Virginia Chefs to learn their recipes, tips, and techniques!

Classes take place on the first Monday of each month from 6:00 – 9:00 PM. Each class has a different theme and the Chef/Cook builds a custom experience around each theme. All classes are $35 per student.
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108 interested  ·  3 going
Learning Lunch {E-commerce / Online Sales for Artists & Makers}

Learning Lunch {E-commerce / Online Sales for Artists & Makers}

Sep 2, 12:00pm - Sep 2, 1:00pm

Southwest Virginia Cultural Center & Marketplace1 Heartwood CirAbingdon, VA24210 Map

Join friends, members and partners in Southwest Virginia for an all new event series titled "Learning Lunch." These free workshops are held every 1st Wednesday from April - November in 2020 at the Southwest Virginia Cultural Center & Marketplace from 12:00 - 1:00 PM. Grab lunch at the SWVA Cafe & Mountain Brew Bar, located inside the SWVA Cultural Center and come downstairs for information.

We will cover a variety of topics this year and hope to see you for any, if not all of the below!
April 1 - SWVA Website Training & General Public Relations
May 6 - Outdoor Recreation Workshop
June 3 - Marketing Investment Program Training
July 1 - Social Media for Arts & Tourism
August 5 - How to Leverage The Crooked Road: Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail / Music in SWVA
September 2 - E-commerce and Online Sales for Artists & Makers
October 7 - Starting Your Small Business
November 4 - Outdoor Recreation Workshop
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11 interested  ·  1 going
Open Jams presented by The Crooked Road

Open Jams presented by The Crooked Road

Sep 3, 6:30pm - Sep 3, 9:00pm+12Sep 10, 6:30pm - Sep 10, 9:00pmSep 17, 6:30pm - Sep 17, 9:00pmSep 24, 6:30pm - Sep 24, 9:00pmOct 1, 6:30pm - Oct 1, 9:00pmOct 8, 6:30pm - Oct 8, 9:00pmOct 15, 6:30pm - Oct 15, 9:00pmOct 22, 6:30pm - Oct 22, 9:00pmOct 29, 6:30pm - Oct 29, 9:00pmNov 5, 6:30pm - Nov 5, 9:00pmNov 12, 6:30pm - Nov 12, 9:00pmNov 19, 6:30pm - Nov 19, 9:00pmNov 26, 6:30pm - Nov 26, 9:00pm

Southwest Virginia Cultural Center & Marketplace1 Heartwood CirAbingdon, VA24210 Map

Swing by and pick a little with us! The Crooked Road: Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail Open Jam at the Southwest Virginia Cultural Center & Marketplace is held every Thursday (except the 2nd Thursday)! Music starts at 6:30 PM.

You don't have to play an instrument to partake, though it's always open to those who do. Either way, just come prepared to have fun and be blown away by the level of talent Southwest Virginia has to offer. Entertainment is free! The cafe will open at 5:00 PM and serves cold sandwiches and hot specials!
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81 interested
Cooking Along The Crooked Road: "Homemade Soups"

Cooking Along The Crooked Road: "Homemade Soups"

Oct 5, 6:00pm - Oct 5, 9:00pm

Southwest Virginia Cultural Center & Marketplace1 Heartwood CirAbingdon, VA24210 Map

“Homemade Soups” - Chef Charles Parker has won many awards for his soups in the Great Annual Winter Soup Cookoff Series, and he will be demonstrating two of those winning recipes)

The wildly popular "Cooking Along The Crooked Road" series is back, this time at the SWVA Cultural Center & Marketplace. This cooking class series puts you directly into the kitchen to do hands-on cooking with Southwest Virginia Chefs to learn their recipes, tips, and techniques!

Classes take place on the first Monday of each month from 6:00 – 9:00 PM. Each class has a different theme and the Chef/Cook builds a custom experience around each theme. All classes are $35 per student.
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137 interested  ·  6 going
Learning Lunch {Starting Your Small Business}

Learning Lunch {Starting Your Small Business}

Oct 7, 12:00pm - Oct 7, 1:00pm

Southwest Virginia Cultural Center & Marketplace1 Heartwood CirAbingdon, VA24210 Map

Join friends, members and partners in Southwest Virginia for an all new event series titled "Learning Lunch." These free workshops are held every 1st Wednesday from April - November in 2020 at the Southwest Virginia Cultural Center & Marketplace from 12:00 - 1:00 PM. Grab lunch at the SWVA Cafe & Mountain Brew Bar, located inside the SWVA Cultural Center and come downstairs for information.

We will cover a variety of topics this year and hope to see you for any, if not all of the below!
April 1 - SWVA Website Training & General Public Relations
May 6 - Outdoor Recreation Workshop
June 3 - Marketing Investment Program Training
July 1 - Social Media for Arts & Tourism
August 5 - How to Leverage The Crooked Road: Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail / Music in SWVA
September 2 - E-commerce and Online Sales for Artists & Makers
October 7 - Starting Your Small Business
November 4 - Outdoor Recreation Workshop
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14 interested  ·  1 going
Let's Jam! Apple Butter

Let's Jam! Apple Butter

Oct 10, 10:00am - Oct 10, 12:00pm

Southwest Virginia Cultural Center & Marketplace1 Heartwood CirAbingdon, VA24210 Map

The practice of canning, or preserving foods, has been around for millenia. Our ancestors were quick to realize that they had to come up with ways to extend the life of their foods, especially through the harsh winters. In the past 200-300 years, canning became increasingly popular (and needed) in “the South”. People were blessed with bountiful harvests throughout the Spring, Summer, and Fall months, and due to poverty and poor living conditions, they would preserve their extra meats/fruits/vegetables so that they and their families would have access to ”fresh” food throughout the year. It seems, however, that this once needed practice has fallen to the wayside, thanks to a better economy and numerous advances in food preservation technology (ie. refrigerators and freezers).

The SWVA Cultural Center & Marketplace is ready to help canning make a comeback! We will be offering hands-on classes this Summer, showing you recipes, techniques, and tips, in all things food preservation! Each class will be a different theme, and the best part?...You get to take home what you made that day!

Join us in helping bring back this (delicious) southern tradition. Now, “Let’s Jam!”

$15 per class, plus tax. Schedule is as follows:
April 18th – Strawberry Salsa
June 20th – Blueberry Jam
August 22nd – Preserving Tomatoes
October 10th – Apple Butter
December 12th - Sauerkraut
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97 interested  ·  3 going
Fall Jury: Apply to be a 'Round the Mountain juried artisan!

Fall Jury: Apply to be a 'Round the Mountain juried artisan!

Oct 16, 9:00am - Oct 16, 6:00pm+15Oct 17, 9:00am - Oct 17, 6:00pmOct 18, 11:00am - Oct 18, 3:00pmOct 19, 9:00am - Oct 19, 6:00pmOct 20, 9:00am - Oct 20, 6:00pmOct 21, 9:00am - Oct 21, 6:00pmOct 22, 9:00am - Oct 22, 6:00pmOct 23, 9:00am - Oct 23, 6:00pmOct 24, 9:00am - Oct 24, 6:00pmOct 25, 11:00am - Oct 25, 3:00pmOct 26, 9:00am - Oct 26, 6:00pmOct 27, 9:00am - Oct 27, 6:00pmOct 28, 9:00am - Oct 28, 6:00pmOct 29, 9:00am - Oct 29, 6:00pmOct 30, 9:00am - Oct 30, 6:00pmOct 31, 9:00am - Oct 31, 6:00pm

Southwest Virginia Cultural Center & Marketplace1 Heartwood CirAbingdon, VA24210 Map

All members of 'Round the Mountain are eligible to submit their work for the jury. Interested in becoming a member? You can learn more information at JoinRTM.org.

To date, more than 300 members have successfully passed the jury process. Juried members are able to have their work for sale at the Southwest Virginia Cultural Center & Marketplace in Abingdon, VA, demonstrate at the Center and regional events, participate in special shows, exhibitions, and other opportunities as they arise. `Round the Mountain serves the 19 counties and four cities of Southwest Virginia.

Email info@roundthemountain.org for more information.

Fall Jury Dates:
Drop-off at the SWVA Cultural Center - October 16 - 31, 2020
Artisan Notifications - November 15, 2020
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14 interested
Learning Lunch {Outdoor Recreation Workshop}

Learning Lunch {Outdoor Recreation Workshop}

Nov 4, 12:00pm - Nov 4, 1:00pm

Southwest Virginia Cultural Center & Marketplace1 Heartwood CirAbingdon, VA24210 Map

Join friends, members and partners in Southwest Virginia for an all new event series titled "Learning Lunch." These free workshops are held every 1st Wednesday from April - November in 2020 at the Southwest Virginia Cultural Center & Marketplace from 12:00 - 1:00 PM. Grab lunch at the SWVA Cafe & Mountain Brew Bar, located inside the SWVA Cultural Center and come downstairs for information.

We will cover a variety of topics this year and hope to see you for any, if not all of the below!
April 1 - SWVA Website Training & General Public Relations
May 6 - Outdoor Recreation Workshop
June 3 - Marketing Investment Program Training
July 1 - Social Media for Arts & Tourism
August 5 - How to Leverage The Crooked Road: Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail / Music in SWVA
September 2 - E-commerce and Online Sales for Artists & Makers
October 7 - Starting Your Small Business
November 4 - Outdoor Recreation Workshop
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5 interested
Southwest Virginia Holiday Market

Southwest Virginia Holiday Market

Nov 28, 9:00am - Nov 28, 3:00pm

Southwest Virginia Cultural Center & Marketplace1 Heartwood CirAbingdon, VA24210 Map

Join Round the Mountain: Southwest Virginia's Artisan Network and the Southwest Virginia Cultural Center & Marketplace on Small Business Saturday for our Annual Holiday Market!

Children's activities, local food, live artisan demonstrations, and fun for the whole family!

267 interested  ·  10 going
Let's Jam! Sauerkraut

Let's Jam! Sauerkraut

Dec 12, 10:00am - Dec 12, 12:00pm

Southwest Virginia Cultural Center & Marketplace1 Heartwood CirAbingdon, VA24210 Map

The practice of canning, or preserving foods, has been around for millenia. Our ancestors were quick to realize that they had to come up with ways to extend the life of their foods, especially through the harsh winters. In the past 200-300 years, canning became increasingly popular (and needed) in “the South”. People were blessed with bountiful harvests throughout the Spring, Summer, and Fall months, and due to poverty and poor living conditions, they would preserve their extra meats/fruits/vegetables so that they and their families would have access to ”fresh” food throughout the year. It seems, however, that this once needed practice has fallen to the wayside, thanks to a better economy and numerous advances in food preservation technology (ie. refrigerators and freezers).

The SWVA Cultural Center & Marketplace is ready to help canning make a comeback! We will be offering hands-on classes this Summer, showing you recipes, techniques, and tips, in all things food preservation! Each class will be a different theme, and the best part?...You get to take home what you made that day!

Join us in helping bring back this (delicious) southern tradition. Now, “Let’s Jam!”

$15 per class, plus tax. Schedule is as follows:
April 18th – Strawberry Salsa
June 20th – Blueberry Jam
August 22nd – Preserving Tomatoes
October 10th – Apple Butter
December 12th - Sauerkraut
... See MoreSee Less

49 interested  ·  2 going
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