MaryJane's Farmgirl Sisterhood

Earning Farmgirl Sisterhood Merit Badges

Farm Kitchen

8. Self-sufficiency

Beginner Level

  • Learn how to dry herbs and spices.
  • Create the spice blends in "MaryJane’s Ideabook." (The book required for this badge is available on loan from MaryJanesFarm; contact library@maryjanesfarm.org.)
  • Package them as a gift set. Think weddings!

Intermediate Level

  • Learn how to can apple pie filling. MaryJane has simple-to-follow instructions for this in her Ideabook.
  • Try canning something like spaghetti sauce that can form the basis of many quick meals.
  • Learn how to pickle/ferment veggies for home use.

Expert Level

  • Learn to dry fruit or make your own jerky.
  • Host a “putting up” party or class to can, freeze, and dry fresh food.

January, 2008 Edition