As folks look to increase their control over their personal food supply, many are buying locally grown produce and even growing their own. But, a successful garden or trip to your favorite farm market may mean that you have to find a way to preserve your bounty! While home food preservation techniques are not difficult, it is important to know the safest way to can food for the home pantry.
The Basics of Home Canning, will address choosing produce for canning, using both a water bath and pressure canner (and knowing the difference) and basic canning methods for fruits and vegetables. The program will be held Thursday, July 10, at 9:30 am at the Middlesex County Extension Center, 1066 Saybrook Road, Haddam, CT. Diane Wright Hirsch, an Extension Educator focusing on Food Safety with the University of Connecticut Cooperative Extension will present a workshop.
PREREGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. The registration deadline for this program is July 7. Program information and registration forms and information about other home food preservation workshops may be found on the web. Registration fees are $10.00 for each workshop. Contact Diane Wright Hirsch or 203-407-3163 for more information.