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Canning Is Making A Comeback

By Staff | Aug 11, 2016

Want to learn the fine art of canning, freezing and drying fruits and vegetables? Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach is offering a program that will benefit both beginning and experienced preservers. Food Preservation 101 will be held Monday, August 15, 2016 from 6:30 to 8:30p.m. at ISU Extension and Outreach- Palo Alto in Emmetsburg at the Extension Office

“Canning, drying and preserving food is an old art that is making a comeback,” said Nancy Clark, ISU Extension nutrition and health program specialist and program presenter. “It’s all part of the trend to know where your food comes from, what is in it, and to eat fresh, local foods.”

The class will include food safety information, guidelines for canning, freezing and drying, an overview of equipment and utensils for canning and freezing and up to date resources and recipes for safe and tasty food preservation. Participants will also learn about Preserve the Taste of Summer the food preservation course available from ISU Extension.

First time preservers are encouraged to attend this class as well as anyone who would like to update their canning, freezing, and dehydrating skills.

“Canning the way grandma did it may not be safe,” said Nancy Clark. “Everyone needs to be using up-to-date canning and food preservation processes and recipes.”

Pre-registration for the Food Preservation 101 workshop is requested and cost is $10. Participants should register for the class by calling ISU Extension-Palo Alto at (712) 852–2865 or email Angie at angies@iastate.edu Don’t miss the chance to make one of the Preserving 101 classes and learn how to preserve the fruits and vegetables of the garden.