Registration due March 3 for ‘Food Preservation 101’
“Food Preservation 101,” a free introductory course for home food preservation, is set from 2-3:30 p.m. March 8 at the Jefferson County ISU Extension and Outreach office.
Preserving foods at home is not difficult, but it does require following research-based recipes, according to Sara Sprouse, an ISU Extension and Outreach human sciences specialist in nutrition and wellness.
Participants will be introduced to safe home food preservation methods, including canning, dehydrating and freezing, and various supplies and equipment will be displayed. Participants also will be tasting different home preserved foods.
Those attending also can have the dial gauge for their pressure canner tested at no charge.
Sprouse said people who have been home food preservers for years also can attend the class to learn the latest recommendations.
Registration is due by March 3 to the Jefferson County ISU Extension office at 472-4166 to ensure a correct number of handouts and supplies are available.