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Hands-On Food Preservation Series

Pickle Making

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Hands- on Food Preservation classes offered

OSU Extension Service Master Food Preservers are offering a series of hands-on food preservation classes this summer to help community members learn to preserve our fresh, local produce for year-round enjoyment.  Each class will focus on a different aspect of safe, healthy food preservation. These classes are appropriate for both novice food preservers and those with experience who hope to update their skills and knowledge. Classes can be taken individually or as a series and will be repeated each month (June, July, and August). All classes are held from 6-9 p.m. at the OSU Linn County Extension office, 33630 McFarland Rd, (corner of Old HWY 34 and McFarland Rd) Tangent.

Tuesday, June 6th; Wednesday, July 5th; Thursday, August 3rd

Preserving Fruit Products/Boiling Water Canning: This is where we begin. Review how and why different methods of preservation are used, basic techniques, necessary equipment, references and resources used for preserving fruits and fruit products.

Tuesday, June 13th; Wednesday, July 12th; Thursday, August 10th

Vegetables & Meat/ Pressure Canning and Drying: This class covers the safe and simple process of pressure canning vegetables and meats, including fish. Learn to use and care for your pressure canner then review tips for high-quality and nutritious dried foods.

Tuesday, June 20th; Wednesday, July 19th; Thursday, August 17th

Tomatoes, Sauces & Salsas: Tomatoes are the most preserved item of produce. This class covers options for preserving plain tomatoes, tomato sauces, juice and “The Laws of Salsa.” Make and compare a variety of salsas in class.

Tuesday, June 27th; Wednesday, July 26th; Thursday, August 24th

Pickle Making: Pickles are gaining popularity again. This class covers safe procedures for pickling vegetables, including fermented and fresh pack pickles, and selecting and preparing ingredients.

For more information and to register visit http://extension.oregonstate.edu/linn/food-preservation. Cost is $18 per class or $60 for the series

Linn County Extension
33630 McFarland Rd
Jeanne Brandt
Linn County Extention Office
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