LE MARS, Iowa — Learn the fine art of canning, freezing and drying fruits and vegetables by attending Food Preservation 101. Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach in Plymouth County is offering this program that will benefit both beginning and experienced preservers.
Food Preservation 101 will be held Tuesday, April 30, 6:30– 8:30 p.m. at ISU Extension – Plymouth County, 251 12 St S.E., LeMars.
“Canning, drying and preserving food are making a comeback,” said Renee Sweers, ISU Extension nutrition and wellness 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 hands-on food preservation workshops 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 Sweers. “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 per household. Participants should register online at: http://bit.ly/fp12056
Call the ISU Extension and Outreach in Plymouth County 712-546-7835 for more information.
— Iowa State University Extension and Outreach
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