Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Learn the Fine Art of Canning

The following is from the press release put out by the South Sioux City Public Library, UNL Extension and ISU Extension.

Want to learn the fine art of canning and freezing fruits and
vegetables? South Sioux City Public Library is teaming up with the University of Nebraska and Iowa State University Extension Offices to offer a home food preservation workshop. The workshop will be over two evenings, Wednesdays, August 18th and 25th from 6:30 to 8:00 pm at the library.

“It seems more people are interested in food preservation this year,” states Renee Sweers, ISU Extension Nutrition and Health Program Specialist and program presenter. “We are encouraging first time canners to come to this class, or anyone who needs to update their canning/freezing skills. Canning the way grandma did it may not be safe. Everyone needs to be using
up-to-date canning and freezing processes and recipes.”

The class will include canning and freezing demonstrations, food safety information, guidelines for canning and freezing, an overview of equipment/utensils for canning and freezing and up to date resources and recipes for safe and tasty food preservation.

“Nothing tastes better, than your own home preserved food,” said Carol Larvick, UNL Extension Educator and program presenter. “But it is important to use current information to keep you and your family safe from getting sick.”

South Sioux City Public Library is underwriting the cost of the
workshop. There is no fee to participants for attending, but
pre-registration is required. Pre-register by Wednesday, August 11th . Contact the Dakota County Extension Office, 402-987-2140 for more information or to pre-register.

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