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  • Food preservation and canning classes offered this summer

  • University of Missouri Extension will be offering four sessions on food preservation and canning this summer. The sessions will provide information on how to freeze and dry fruits and vegetables, how to safely preserve jams and jellies, how to safely can salsa, and how to safely pressure can vegetables. Each class will includ...
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  • University of Missouri Extension will be offering four 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 Processing fruits and vegetables using outdated methods may not give you the best quality and may be unsafe to eat.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 freeze and dry fruits and vegetables, how to safely preserve jams and jellies, how to safely can salsa, and how to safely pressure can vegetables. Each class will include a hands-on demonstration of equipment and materials and MU Extension publications with recipes will be available for all participants.   
    The class dates are:
    Freezing and drying fruits and vegetables – Thursday, June 19 from 6-8:30 p.m.
    Boiling water bath canning of jams and jellies – Thursday, July 10 from 6-8:00 p.m.
    Boiling water bath canning of salsa – Thursday, Aug. 14 from 6-8:30 p.m.
    Pressure canning vegetables – Thursday, August 21 from 6-8:30 p.m.
    The cost is $15 per person per class to cover food preservation handouts and supplies.  All sessions will be held at the Camdenton United Methodist Church at 340 W Highway 54 in Camdenton. Registration is required at least two days before the date of the class session. Please call the Camden County MU Extension Office at 573-346-2644 or email camdenco@missouri.edu if you have questions or to register.
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