Friday, July 9, 2010

Food Preservation Classes Starting July 15th

If you’re interested in learning the latest about preserving fresh food, Washington State University Extension has a series of classes for you, starting on Thursday, July 15th.

Stocking the Pantry: Food Preservation 101 is a series of six classes that will teach you about the equipment needed to preserve food, where to get the equipment, and basic instructions on how to preserve foods.

You also will receive printed how-to materials, a resource list for equipment and supplies, a website list and sample tastes of products.

You can sign up for any or all of the six classes. Each class runs from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursdays between July 15th and August 19th.  Individual classes are $20; all six cost $100.

Classes will be at the CASEE Center, 11104 N.E. 149th St., Brush Prairie.

To register, call the extension at (360) 397-6060 ext. 0.
For more information, call Sandra Brown at (360) 397-6060 ext. 77112.

Class dates and topics are:
  • July 15: Canning fruits
  • July 22: Jams and jellies (sugar and sugar-free)
  • July 29: Safe food dehydration and freezing
  • Aug. 5: Pickling and fermentation
  • Aug. 12: Tomatoes and salsas
  • Aug. 19: Pressure canning for meat, fish, poultry and vegetables
The Urban Farm School also offers similar courses on pickling and fermentation.  For a list of their upcoming classes in Vancouver and Longview, check out:

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