Final home canning and food preservation class offered

| September 3, 2013

COSHOCTON – Gardeners and other lovers of fresh produce are often interested in extending the season’s harvest by learning more about home-preserving their fresh picked bounty.The same can be said of people who raise livestock animals for food, purchase livestock at the County Fair or simply want to take advantage of a really good sale at the grocery store. Join us monthly for free food preservation programs presented by Ohio State University Extension at 6:30 p.m. on the second Monday of each month, May- September, at the Coshocton County OSU Extension Office. Previous topics this summer have included basic canning, freezing, salsa, jams and jellies and dehydrating food.

The programs focus on the basics of home canning and drying and is appropriate for people with all levels of experience, said Kate Shumaker, Extension Educator for Holmes County.

“We emphasize the science behind preservation,” Shumaker said. “We want everyone who home preserves foods to understand why certain procedures must be followed precisely to ensure a high-quality, safe product that they and their family can enjoy.”

The last class of the 2013 season will address: Basic food safety principles, how to safely prepare food products for canning and principles of safe food preservation focusing on canning meats, soups and stews.

The program is free and open to anyone, but reservations are encouraged. To reserve a spot in the class, contact the Coshocton County office of OSU Extension at 622-2265 or log on to for a complete registration flyer.

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