Gardeners and other lovers of fresh produce are often interested in extending the season's bounty by learning more about home-preserving fruits and vegetables. Now they can, by attending a "Freezing and Canning Workshop" presented by Ohio State University Extension from 6 – 7:30 PM on Tuesday, May 24, at Ohio State University Extension, Xenia, 100 Fairground Road, 45385. The workshop focuses on the basics of home canning and preservation and is appropriate for people with all levels of experience.
The class will address:
· Basic food safety principles.
· How to use a water bath canner and a pressure canner.
· Canning tomatoes, green beans, and making jams and jellies.
· Freezing fruits and vegetables.
The fee for the class is $10.00. An optional USDA Home Canning Guide is $10, and gauge testing is available for an additional $5. Gauges can be dropped off at 100 Fairground Road, Xenia, OH 45385 at least four days before the class to be picked up at the class, or dropped off at the class for pickup at a later date.
To reserve a spot in the class, contact the Greene County office of OSU Extension at (937) 372-9971, ext. 112 or at the e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org.