Julia Crookston of Goodland Kitchen


We met Julia Crookston, Chef-owner of Goodland Kitchen, out at Lake Cachuma last month as a guest at our August Kinfolk Workshop. We talked about food, her cafe in Goleta, and of course, canning! What a lucky break. We approached her the very next week, and were thrilled to learn she would join our team for the next Kinfolk community gathering in Santa Barbara, "Preserving the Season." Who better to teach us a bit about putting up the season's bounty than this expert of jamming and pickling? Not only will she show us how to make Moroccan Lemon Preserves, but she's putting together a inspired lunch utilizing those lemons, as well as some other preserved delectables… all locally sourced, and homemade, or course.

If you haven't been to Goodland Kitchen, you're in for a treat. They are dedicated to local agriculture, sustainability, and delicious food produced on a community scale. So, be sure to get over to Goodland Kitchen, and hope to see you at the next Kinfolk Workshop on Sept 29!