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Home Preservation Courses

Have you ever wondered if you are safely processing your tomatoes, green beans, tuna or salmon?  How do I know when my produce is properly dehydrated and how to store it?  What is the difference between low acid and high acid?  The answers to these and many more questions can be found by taking the new WSU online course “Preserve the Taste of Summer” or the “You Can!” Food Preservation” classes held at the WSU Clark County Extension.


“You Can!” Food Preservation Class

May 1 – June 19, 2019
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

August 13 -October 1, 2019
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
   

This is a series of classes in which you can sign up for one or all of them.  Learn the basics of food preservation so you can eat well year round by filling your pantry and freezer with the bounty from the Pacific Northwest! These classes bring you up to date on the latest recommendations, teach you how to process your food safely and tell you why you are doing it that way.  You will also learn what equipment is needed and proper storage methods.  Participants receive printed materials, enjoy an extensive Q&A at the end of the class and taste sample examples of preserved products.

Pre-registration is required. Call 564-397-5733 to reserve your space or purchase online through Brown Paper Tickets.   $20.00 per class or $100.00 for series ($60 savings)

  • Lesson 1101 Classes - Preserving the Garden Home Food Preservation Series: The Basics of Canning
  • Lesson 2: Canning Fruits
  • Lesson 3: Pickling Fruits and Vegetables
  • Lesson 4: Fermented Vegetables and Yogurt
  • Lesson 5: Canning Tomatoes and Salsas
  • Lesson 6: Dehydrating Fruits and Vegetables .
  • Lesson 7: Preserving Vegetables, Beans & Soups
  • Lesson 8: Preserving Meat, Fish, Poultry and Making Jerky


How to Preserve Fish & Seafood

Date to be announced
6:00 – 8:00 PM

Do you love to go fishing, clamming or crabbing and wonder how to best preserve your catch for future enjoyment? In this class you will learn all about the proper methods for freezing and the best packaging methods for that freshly caught flavor, how to smoke your fish and the difference in canning it over non-smoked fish. You’ll also learn the proper methods for canning, what size jars can be used and how to tell if your product is safe, pickling fish and jerky making. Class also covers other seafood including oysters and shrimp. Included in the course are recipes and publications.

Pre-registration is required, limited class size! Call 564-397-5733 to reserve your space or purchase online through Brown Paper Tickets.Cost: $20.00 per person

 

How to Preserve Wild Game

Date to be announced
6:00 – 8:00 PM

Learn the newest recommendations for preserving your wild game. This course is for the beginner to advanced hunter who wishes to learn the different ways that they can preserve their game for enjoying year-round. In this class you will learn how to safely prepare your game for preservation whether you are smoking, freezing or home canning it. There will also be a section on making jerky and a brief overview of sausage making. Included in the course are recipes and publications.. Included in the course are recipes and publications.

Pre-registration is required, limited class size! Call 564-397-5733 to reserve your space or purchase online through Brown Paper Tickets.Cost: $20.00 per person

 

veggies2Preserve The Taste of Summer – Online Course

Preserve the Taste of Summer is a series of eight lessons in a Power Point format that covers all methods of food preservation that you can do at your leisure or all at once.  A course that you can do at your own pace in the convenience of your home.  The course information is available to you for 365 days from the date you sign up for review.

  • Lesson 1: Intro to Food Preservation
  • Lesson 2: Canning Basics
  • Lesson 3: Canning Acid Foods
  • Lesson 4: Canning Low Acid Foods
  • Lesson 5: Pickled & Fermented Foods
  • Lesson 6: Making & Preserving Fruit Spreads
  • Lesson 7: Frozen & Refrigerated Foods
  • Lesson 8: Drying Foods

The online portion of the course is administered by Iowa State University and the cost is $25.00 for the entire series of lessons.  To sign up as a new user or to long into your account go to Preserve the Taste of Summer – WSU Extension.

 

Food Preservation
or
Food Safety Questions?

 

Contact us via our
Food Preservation & Safety Helpline
Call Food Safety and Preservation Hotline @ 360-397-6060 ext.5366
564-397-
5366
Monday thru Friday

Upcoming Classes

“You Can!”
Food Preservation Classes

Coming Soon
2019 Class Shedule

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Master Food Preserver
Training Classes

Oct 4 – Nov 15, 2019
Fridays

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Contact Us

Zena Edwards Food Safety & Nutrition
1919 NE 78th St
Vancouver, WA 98665-9752
564-397-5700
zena_edwards@wsu.edu

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