Food Preservation Hotline 509-477-2195
An educator can answer your questions about food safety and food preservation.
Office hours are:
Monday – Saturday 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
During the growing and harvesting season, many foods are in abundance. Home food preservation can help make fruits & vegetables — and your food budget — last longer. Contact us before getting started to review your plan and confirm that you are using a safe, effective technique for preserving your garden or market produce.
Classes & Workshops
2018 Food Preservation Classes
May 9: Jelly and Jam (5:30-7:30pm)
May 12: Jelly and Jam (1-3pm)
May 23: Canning and Freezing Fruit (5:30-7:30pm)
May 26: Canning and Freezing Fruit (1-3pm)
Aug 4: Pressure Canning Basics (1-3pm)
Aug 8: Pressure Canning Basics (5:30-7:30pm)
Aug 11: Tomato & Salsa (1-3pm)
Aug 15: Tomato & Salsa (5:30-7:30pm)
Aug 18: Making Sauerkraut (1-3pm)
Aug 22: Making Sauerkraut (5:30-7:30pm)
Aug 25: Pickling (1-3pm)
Aug 29: Pickling (5:30-7:30pm)
Prepare to Preserve Series
A series of five lessons for the in-home consumer who wants to learn about food preservation and food safety. The next class series will be offered in Fall of 2018.
- Introduction to Home Food Preservation
- Causes and Prevention of Food-borne Illness
- Spoilage and Canning Basics
- Preserving Naturally Acid Foods
- Preserving Low Acid Foods
Classes by Request
If there is a topic that would be of interest to you and you have five or more people in your group, please contact me.
I am available to share canning information at libraries, festivals, and other public events. Fees for those services vary. I am currently booking dates for Spring 2018. If you are interested in booking me for an event, please drop me a note at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to inquire about pricing and availability.
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