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Spencertown Academy Presents “Preserving the Bounty of the Garden” Live Presentation by Chef Linda Romeo

June 11, 2021

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Spencertown, New York–Spencertown Academy Arts Center Hidden Gardens Lecture Series presents “Preserving the Bounty of the Garden” with Chef Linda Romeo on Saturday, July 24 at 10:00am. The basics of canning, pickling, and freezing safely while preserving flavor will be discussed and demonstrated in this live presentation at Spencertown Town Park Pavilion (816 Route 203, Spencertown, NY). Samples and recipes will be provided. Tickets are $10. To register, please see

“This is our first in-person talk this year. Linda is a fabulous chef, a great presenter, and extremely knowledgeable about preserving the garden’s bounty,” says Vivian Wachsberger, Academy board member and co-chair of Hidden Gardens. “She will be able to answer all your questions and provide you with lots of useful information—so bring a notebook. Her husband grows enough crops to last them through the winter with her expert preserving techniques. We will be outdoors and table seating will be available, or if you prefer, please bring your own folding chair.” 

Linda Romeo has been a professional chef for over 35 years. She has successfully navigated kitchens in the worlds of fine dining, specialty foods, catering, and most recently, product development for small-scale food production. Drawing on this background, she is full of tips to help home gardeners and cooks tackle the sometimes overwhelming task of preserving the bounty of the garden.

This presentation is made possible with generous support from the Old Chatham Country Store.

The annual Hidden Garden Tour and Market on the Green will take place on August 28, 2021. In addition to properties with beautiful landscapes and flower gardens, this year’s tour will feature various vegetable gardens.

Founded in 1972, Spencertown Academy Arts Center is a cultural center and community resource serving Columbia County, the Berkshires, and the Capital region. Housed in a landmark 1847 Greek Revival schoolhouse, the Academy is located at 790 State Route 203 in Spencertown, New York. For more information, please contact [email protected].


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