DIY / Eat

Preserving Summer Tomatoes with Carla Malloy Saturday, August 26, 10:00 am

Preserved tomatoes, salsas and sauces are a tasty addition to any meal and a great way to make use of the summer harvest.

Preserving Summer Tomatoes with Carla Malloy
Event Type

Advanced Workshop


3 hours


All ages are welcome


$50 for members


The Ecology Center
32701 Alipaz St
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
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Please wear closed-toe shoes and clothing suitable for gardening in the outdoors. We recommend you bring a garden hat, sunscreen and a reusable water bottle/canteen.

We will be taking pictures and possibly video to use on our website, social and other educational media, and by registering for this workshop you agree to our photo/video release policy.

Cancellation Policy: We understand your plans may change. We will give you credit toward a future program if you cancel at least 24 hours in advance. Credit must be redeemed within 90 days of issue. To account for our preparation and our instructor’s time, we cannot give refunds or credits if cancelled with less than 24-hours notice or in the event of a no-show.

Southern California’s end-of-summer provides a bounty of vegetables to preserve and enjoy throughout the year. There are a number of techniques and approaches to vegetable preservation, but no matter how you choose to preserve, it’s important to do it right. Preservation is something everyone can do to reduce and help eliminate food waste.

People have been practicing food preservation for centuries – even longer than agriculture itself. Especially with the waste, pollution, and health dangers often associated with mass-produced canned goods, DIY vegetable preservation is an impactful, delicious solution.

Join us and Master Preserver Carla Malloy, also cohosting our Community Table Dinner on August 27th, for a workshop on all things tomato preservation.

Topics and Hands-On Engagement in this unique workshop and rare opportunity will include:

  • Canned Tomatoes
  • Tomato Juice
  • Salsas
  • Simple Marinara

Throughout the workshop, participants will have the opportunity to taste a variety of preserved vegetables. Each participant will also prepare and take home a jar (at least) of preserved tomatoes!


Carla Malloy & Emily Kidwell

Instructor Bio: Carla and and her husband Chris Malloy have a passion for food, sustainable living and regenerative agriculture. They have a deep commitment to living in harmony with the land, and feeding their family homegrown nourishing food. Carla has spent years studying food preservation and became a UCCE Master Food Preserver in 2016 where she teaches community based classes at Cal Poly SLO. They live in Los Alamos, California where they are slowly building a farm and tending to many animals. Together, they are pioneering how a family can transform our food system through what they grow, cook and eat and the stories they tell.

Instructor Bio: Emily Kidwell is a successful designer in the clothing industry with a passion for all things sustainability. She is a certified Ecological and Permaculture Designer, Home Economics Teacher and dedicated Master Food Preserver.