BALLSTON SPA, N.Y. — Cornell Cooperative Extension can be found across New York State. One popular offering is the Master Food Preserver Training. This three day intensive training goes beyond the basics of home food preservation to include an understanding of the science behind the methods and recipes. Between April and September 2019 the course will have been offered a total of seven times. The most recent class was held June 11, 2019 at the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Saratoga County.
“Before class I didn’t know anything about canning; now I feel confident to buy a water bath canner,” said one of the 14 attendees. Another was quoted saying, “It is the most complete and thorough workshop that I’ve been to.”
In addition to canning methods, the class covers food safety, freezing, dehydrating, and more. The trainers, Judy Price and Diane Whitten, thoroughly cover all the wonderful benefits of at home preservation; including but not limited to nutritional and economic benefits! The course is presented over three days, with time allotted for lectures, interactive discussions, and hands on activities. At the end of the class, students are treated to samplings of all the delicious foods they prepared and take home some preserved food.
Interested? There are still three more opportunities to take the class; Niagara County in August, and Chautauqua and Essex Counties in September. Classes are limited in size, so hurry to reserve a placement. Don’t miss out on the chance to learn these incredible techniques for preserving all of the fresh summer fruits veggies about to pop up! Please contact Cornell Cooperative Extension of Saratoga County for more information; 518-885-8995 or www.ccesaratoga.org.
–Cornell Cooperative Extension of Saratoga County
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