Summer Jams Class

You’ll learn traditional jam making techniques without the use of added commercial pectins. This method yields a softer set jam with the sweetened but true flavor and cooked texture of fruit, and will allow you to experiment with fruit combinations and the addition of the flavors of herbs, spices, wines and liquors on your own. You learn a few ways to determine if the jam has “set,” including altitude adjusted temperature measurement and appearance at various stages of cooking. You’ll also learn how to water bath can the jarred jams to ensure they’ll last a full year on your shelf, if you don’t eat them before then! You’ll take home finished jars of jam of a seasonal fruit, plus fruit prepared to cook and can at home the next day.


Dates TBD



11am - 2pm



$50 includes certified organic fruit and all necessary supplies. Limited to 6 students.

You'll take home finished jars of jam and additional fruit.



Cure Organic Farm Store, 7450 Valmont Road , Boulder , CO 80301 (On Valmont Road at the southwest corner of 75th) Get directions


Cancellation Policy

In the event that you need to cancel, your class fee will be refunded if we can fill your spot, minus a $15 change fee.



  • Please wear closed-toe shoes

  • Bring an apron

  • Bring a box to take home still warm half-pint jars of jam

  • Bring a light snack if desired


About Chef Marilyn: Chef Marilyn Kakudo left a career in high tech to pursue her culinary passion. She received her Food & Wine Certificate from Cook Street School of Fine Cooking in Denver and continued her wine education with the International Wine Guild, also in Denver. She held culinary and pastry teaching positions at both Cook Street and Culinary School of the Rockies (now Escoffier Boulder). Her restaurant career included pastry cook at Q's in Boulder, pastry chef and then manager at Breadworks bakery in Boulder, chef and hospitality manager at Grand River Ranch outside Kremmling, and Pastry Chef at the Magnolia Restaurant, Lafayette, Colorado. Chef Marilyn is a long time advocate of cooking, baking and eating seasonally, locally and healthily, and even more so, happily!




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