MU Extension in Camden County will be offering food preservation and canning programs this summer.

MU Extension in Camden County will be offering food preservation and canning programs 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  Processing fruits and vegetables using outdated methods may not give you the best quality and may be unsafe to eat.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 sweet spreads (jams and jellies), how to safely can salsa and fruit, 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:
Pressure Canning—green beans          July 28, 2016 from 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Water Bath Canning—fruit and salsa       August 4, 2016 from 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Steam Canning—jams and jellies             August 25, 2016 from 6:00-8:00 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, 340 W US Hwy 54, Camdenton. Registration is required at least one day prior to the date of the class session. Please call the MU Extension in Camden County Office at 573-346-2644 or email camdenco@missouri.edu if you have questions or to register.
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