CARLISLE, Pa. — Freezing and Drying are two methods of home food preservation that allow you to enjoy seasonal foods all year long. While these methods of home food preservation have existed for quite some time, a lot has been learned about the science behind these practices in recent years.
Penn State Extension in Cumberland County is offering the workshop “Home Food Preservation: Freezing & Drying Foods” on Thursday, May 16, 2019, from 1:00 to 3:00 pm, at the Cumberland County Service Center, 310 Allen Road, Carlisle. This workshop will explain the various methods of freezing fruits, vegetables, herbs and meats, the basic principles behind drying fruits, vegetables, herbs and meats to ensure a safe product, the various methods of drying foods and other key information about freezing and drying foods.
Instructors for the workshop are Nancy Routch, Extension Educator and Jo’Ann Godshall, Penn State Master Food Preserver Volunteer. The registration fee is $15. The University of Georgia Extension book “So Easy to Preserve” can also be purchased for $20 at the time of registration. Call Penn State Extension at 240-6500 with questions about the workshop. To register for the workshop, go to https://extension.psu.edu/home-food-preservation-freezing-and-drying-foods or call 1-877-345-0691. Registration deadline is May 10, 2019.
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Penn State encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact Nancy Routch at 240-6500 in advance of your participation or visit.
–Penn State Extension