SENECA CO., N.Y. — In the Finger Lakes region, we have over 6,500 farms and 1.5 M acres of farmland. We have an abundance of wild game and fish to harvest. What are we going to do with all this fresh, homegrown produce, meat, and wild game? Preserve it for the winter!
Let’s Preserve It! Workshop Series 2018 will show you some new ideas to safely store local food through the winter months. Cornell Cooperative Extension of Seneca County will be hosting and conducting a series of food preservation workshops with our local master food preservers, nutritionist, wild harvest nutritionist and master gardeners. These experts with their vast knowledge will show you tricks, techniques, and safe procedures to get the most out of our great local food. You will be leaving each class with a sample to try at home and the knowledge to make each cost-effective recipe yourself.
With these healthy recipes, you will know the exact ingredients you are eating and feeding your family. When winter arrives and you crack open your preserved bounty you will feel accomplished and happy knowing you are eating close to the land. Join the Let’s Preserve It! Workshop Series 2018 today!
Let’s Preserve It! Canning 101 ~ Saturday, June 9th from 9 am-12 pm
Seneca County CCE and the Master Food Preservers are kicking off a new year with all things canning. We will be discussing the safety issues and science regarding canning techniques such as, Do you know which foods require a pressure canner? Or which ones require a water bath canner? Do you can asparagus or freeze? In addition, we will be creating strawberry jams and jellies using both techniques and discussing the ins and outs of how to set up your preserving schedules for the year. Cost: $15 per person. Register online:https://reg.cce.cornell.edu/canning101_245
Not Just for Pickles, Pickling ~ Wednesday, June 20th from 6:30 pm-7:30 pm
We will be getting down to the nitty-gritty of pickling and going beyond the standard pickles this year. Hands on demos of asparagus and zucchini chips are on the ticket. Teachers: Pam Lane, Master Food Preserver and Sue Petersen, CCE Nutrition Educator. Cost: $15 per person. Register online: https://reg.cce.cornell.edu/pickling_245
Fruity Dehydration ~ Wednesday, July 11th from 6:30 pm -7:30 pm
Learn how to make fruit leather and how to keep fruit from getting soggy with these great dehydration techniques. Teachers: Pam Lane, Master Food Preserver and Sue Petersen, CCE Nutrition Educator. Cost: $15 per person. Register online: https://reg.cce.cornell.edu/fruity_245
Freezing Techniques: Your Garden Harvest ~ Wednesday, Aug 1st from 6:30 pm-7:30 pm
Freezing is a quick and easy way to preserve fruits and vegetables! Learn how to safely freeze foods like a pro using tested, reliable methods. Take home a sample of homemade frozen veggie soup! Teachers: Shelley Pletcher, Master Food Preserver and Sue Petersen, CCE Nutrition Educator. Cost: $15 per person. Register online: https://reg.cce.cornell.edu/freezing_245
Yogurt Fermentation ~ Wednesday, Aug 22nd from 6:30 pm-7:30 pm
Let’s get scientific and ferment yogurt and yogurt cheese. Teachers: Sue Petersen, CCE Nutrition Educator and Angel Landis, Local Food Preserver. Cost: $15 per person. Register online: https://reg.cce.cornell.edu/yogurt_245
Master Food Preserver’s Certification Program ~ Tuesday-Thursday, Sept 11th, 12th & 13th from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Join the CCEs Master Food Preserver’s Certification Program and become an expert on how to preserve food. The trend toward local foods and concern over where our food comes from has led to a resurgence of interest in home food preservation. CCE has a long history of being a trusted and reliable source of information and education on this topic. The goal of the Master Food Preserver workshop is to train others so they have the knowledge and confidence to teach home food preservation. The Master Food Preserver program of CCE Saratoga County is taught by Diane Whitten, CCE Saratoga County and Judy Price, retired from CCE Monroe County. Cost: Early bird special is $250 per person by June 1st; after is $275. Register online: https://reg.cce.cornell.edu/masterfood_245
Meat Canning – Let’s Go Wild ~ Wednesday, Oct 3rd from 6:30 pm-7:30 pm
Calling all hunters in the area. Now that you have your meat how do you take it to the next level of preserving for future use. Learn how to preserve your wild game such as venison, fish and game birds. Teachers: Mo Tidball, CCE Nutrition Educator and Shelley Pletcher, Master Food Preserver. Cost: $15 per person. Register online: https://reg.cce.cornell.edu/meat_245
Freezing and Canning Apple Pie Fillings ~ Wednesday, Oct 24th from 6:30 pm-7:30 pm
We can’t can the pie crust but we can everything else workshop. We will demo how to make the pie filling both freezing and canning. You will each go home with a mini frozen pie to enjoy later. Teachers: Mo Tidball, CCE Nutrition Educator and Shelley Pletcher, Master Food Preserver. Cost: $15 per person. Register online: https://reg.cce.cornell.edu/applepiefilling_245
Charcuterie, the Art of Appetizer Meats ~ Wednesday, Nov 14th from 6:30 pm-7:30 pm
Just in time for the holidays, you will be learning how to create your own charcuterie trays with specialty meats and all the items from the past year’s workshop series. Come join our charcuterie expert Mo Tidball as she shows us the art of meats. Teachers: Mo Tidball, CCE Nutrition Educator and Pam Lane, Master Food Preserver. Cost: $15 per person. Register online: https://reg.cce.cornell.edu/charcuterie_245
Space is limited and pre-registration is required to attend. To register please call Seneca CCE at 315-539-9251 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also register online by visitingwww.senecacountycce.org.
Seneca Cornell Cooperative Extension is a helpful resource for food safety information. Check out online resources for pressure canner maintenance and food preservation safety athttp://senecacountycce.org/food-family/food-preservation or at http://nchfp.uga.edu/publications/publications_usda.html.
For nearly 100 years, Seneca County Cornell Cooperative Extension has served the people of the County, putting to practical use the scholarship and research of Cornell University and the national land grant system in the areas of agriculture and food systems sustainability; families, nutrition, health and safety (human ecology); youth development (4-H); environmental and natural resource enhancement; and community and economic vitality. The office is located at 308 Main Street Shop Centre in Waterloo and the telephone number is 315-539-9251.
–Seneca County Cornell Cooperative Extension
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