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Food Preservation/Safety Classes and Workshops

Posted by anna.kestell | May 3, 2018

2020 Library Series

2020 Food Preservation and Safety public library series began in August. Check the dates and locations on our events calendar.

2020 Food Preservation Classes

Classes must have a minimum of 8 paid enrollments to be held.  Classes that fail to make the minimum one week prior to scheduled times will be cancelled.


Prepare to Preserve Series

A series of five lessons for the in-home consumer who wants to learn about food preservation and food safety.

  1. Introduction to Home Food Preservation
  2. Causes and Prevention of Food-borne Illness
  3. Spoilage and Canning Basics
  4. Preserving Naturally Acid Foods
  5. 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.

Public Demonstrations

I am available to share canning information at libraries, festivals, and other public events. Fees for these services vary. I am currently booking dates for Spring 2019. If you are interested in booking  an event, please drop me a note at for more information or to inquire about pricing and availability.