LE MARS, Iowa — Want to learn the fine art of canning, freezing and drying fruits and vegetables? Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach in Plymouth County is offering a program that will benefit both beginning and experienced preservers. Food Preservation 101 will be held Tuesday, April 30, from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at ISU Extension and Outreach- Plymouth County, 251 12th Street SE in Le Mars.
“Canning, drying and preserving food is an old art that is making a comeback,” said Renee Sweers, 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.
Pre-registration for the Food Preservation 101 workshop is requested and the cost is $10/family. Participants should register for the class online at http://bit.ly/fp12056 or by calling ISU Extension and Outreach-Plymouth County at (712) 546-7835. The registration link can also be found online at www.extension.iastate.edu/plymouth.
— Iowa State University Extension and Outreach
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