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  • MU Extension office offers food canning classes this summer

  • University of Missouri Extension will be offering multiple sessions on food preservation and canning this summer.
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  • University of Missouri Extension will be offering multiple sessions on food preservation and canning this summer.
    To make the most of your garden's delights, it is important to have up-to-date food preservation information. Processing fruits and vegetables using outdated methods may not give you the best quality and may be unsafe to eat. The USDA and University of Missouri Extension are credible sources to provide information on food preservation to consumers.
    The sessions will provide information on how to safely preserve jams/jellies, how to can salsa and how to pressure-can vegetables. Each class will include a hands-on demonstration and MU Extension guide sheets with recipes will be available for all participants.
    The classes will be held at Community Christian Church, 1064 N. Business Route 5 in Camdenton. Please call the Camden County MU Extension Office to register for the sessions at 573-346-2644.
    The class dates are:
    Boiling water canning of jams/jellies – Tuesday, June 11 from 6-8 p.m.
    Boiling water canning of salsa – Tuesday, July 23 from 6-8:30 p.m.
    Pressure canning vegetables – Tuesday, Aug. 13 from 6-8:30 p.m.
    The cost is $15 per person per class to cover food preservation handouts and supplies. Registration is required at least two days before the date of the class session.
    Call the instructor, Melissa Bess, at 573-346-2644 or email bessmm@missouri.edu if you have questions.

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