LEESPORT, Pa. — In recent years, there has been increasing interest in home food preservation. Canning is one method of food preservation that allows you to enjoy garden tomatoes all year long.
While this method of home food preservation has existed for centuries, we have learned a lot about the science behind this practice in recent years.
Home Food Preservation: Tomatoes & Salsa will explain the scientific reasoning behind today’s recommended methods for making and processing tomatoes and salsa while dispelling food preservation myths and unsafe practices of the past.
The class covers:
- Basics of water bath and atmospheric steam canning.
- Canning recommendations, based on the latest USDA guidelines, on acidifying tomatoes, use of salt.
- Use of research tested recipes in canning salsa and other tomato products for safety.
- Fruit salsas.
Class Date: July 9 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Class Location: Penn State Extension Berks County Office: 1238 County Welfare Rd., Leesport, PA 19533 (Next to Berks Heim).
Register online at https://extension.psu.edu/food/preservation or register by phone at 877-345-0691.
— Penn State Extension, Berks County