Best Canned Tomatoes Class

You’ll never go back to commercially canned tomatoes once you’ve put up and then tasted your own peak-of-the-season local tomatoes in the middle of winter! You’ll learn how to prepare freshly picked Cure Farm tomatoes and the essential tips to safely canning them, as tomatoes are considered a borderline high acid food. While the jars of tomatoes are processing, we’ll have to opportunity to taste heirloom tomatoes and tomato conserva, a very concentrated preserved tomato product and a favorite of Chef Marilyn. You’ll leave with a few quarts of whole tomatoes, recipe to make conserva and the know-how to start canning tomatoes at home.


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Dates TBD

11am - 2pm



$65 includes certified organic produce and all necessary supplies. Limited to 6 students.

You'll take home finished jars of tomatoes.



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 jars of tomatoes

  • 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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