Virtual classes teach food preservation

Courses being presented by ISU Extension and Outreach

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AMES, Iowa — Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is offering three free virtual “Preserve the Taste of Summer” courses to help people prepare for food preservation. Each one-hour course is offered on multiple dates between Feb. 16 and June 2.

These online, general home food preservation courses are beneficial for both experienced food preservers and beginners, providing an overview of canning, freezing and drying foods. Participants will receive up-to-date resources and knowledge about the subject, and need only attend one session. Options are: Feb. 16, 6:30 p.m.; March 25, 6:30 p.m.; April 15, 10 a.m.; April 15, 6:30 p.m.; May 18, 10 a.m.; and May 18, 6:30 p.m.

“Preserve the Taste of Summer: Jam Making Basics” and “Preserve the Taste of Summer: Salsa Making Basics” classes each provide in-depth information on safely preserving jam or fruit spreads and salsa, respectively.

The Jam Making Basics class is offered at 6:30 p.m. on April 29 and May 20, while the Salsa Making Basics class is offered at 6:30 p.m. May 4 and June 2. Again, participants need only attend one class.


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