June 16, 2012

OSU Extension Service to host food preservation classes

OSU Extension Service will offer food preservation classes in Salem, Dallas, and McMinnville this summer. This is an excellent opportunity to learn more about this important skill.

All classes begin at 6:00pm. Preregistration and prepayment is required; space is limited. Classes cost $10.00 per session. For more information, contact debra.driscoll@oregonstate.edu or tonya.johnson@oregonstate.edu.

Class Schedule:

Salem: Marion-Polk Food Share
Tuesday, July 24th - Preserving Fruits
Tuesday, August 14th - Preserving Tomatoes and Salsa
Tuesday, September 18th - Pressure Canning

Dallas: Trinity Lutheran Church
Thursday, July 26th - Preserving Fruits
Thursday, August 30th - Preserving Tomatoes and Salsa
Thursday, September 20th - Pressure Canning

McMinnville: OSU Extension Service
Monday, July 30th - Preserving Fruits
Wednesday, August 29th - Preserving Tomatoes and Salsa
Wednesday, September 19th - Pressure Canning

OSU also offers food preservation resources on its website. They have guidelines for pickling, freezing, canning, smoking, and making jams and jellies. Information is provided on locally-grown fruits and vegetables in particular.

Another valuable resource is the National Center for Home Food Preservation. They have dozens of tried-and-true recipes.

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