Canning Basics class scheduled for September 7
MSU Extension will be hosting a Canning Basics class on Wednesday, September 7, 2016 in Chester. The class will begin at 6 p.m. at CJI High School in the Food and Consumer Science Room.
Recommended, research-based food preservation methods will be taught by MSU Extension FCS agents, Alice Burchak from Toole County and Janell Barber from Chouteau County. Participants will gains hands-on experience using both pressure and hot water bath canning methods. The class will cover the equipment needed for canning, recommended research-based recipes and resources, safe food handling, and proper protocol for canning fruits and vegetables. Participants will be able to take home the fruits of their labor after canning!
Both the first-time and experienced food preserver will have the opportunity to increase their knowledge through this class. In previous classes, many participants have commented that while they had been canning for years, they weren’t aware of new safety recommendations for canning and as a result of the class, would be changing their methods to match the research-based, safety approved recommendations.
Registration forms are due to the Liberty County Extension office, 111 First Street East, by Friday, September 2nd, with $15, payable to Toole County Extension Office. A minimum of five participants are needed for the class, with spots available on a first-come, first-serve basis to the first twelve to register.
Similar canning classes will be held the following week in Shelby (September 6), and Fort Benton (September 8). To register for those classes, please contact the Extension office in Toole County (424-8350) or Chouteau County (622-3751).
For questions regarding the Chester canning class, please contact the Liberty County Extension office at 759-5625 or firstname.lastname@example.org.Posted: by OverlieP