Upcoming Preserving the Harvest classes announced

| August 8, 2016

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 third Monday of each month, June through September, at the Coshocton County OSU Extension Office.

“The programs focus on the basics of home canning and drying and are appropriate for people with all levels of experience,” said Kate Shumaker, Extension Educator for Holmes County. “We emphasize the science behind preservation. 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 classes will address: Basic food safety principles, how to safely prepare food products for canning and drying, and principles of safe food preservation.

The final two program dates and topics are:

  • Aug. 15, Salsa Time!
  • Sept. 19, Jerky & Fruit Leathers

The programs are free and open to anyone, but reservations are required. An optional USDA Home Canning Guide is $20. To reserve a spot in one or both classes, contact the Coshocton County office of OSU Extension at 740-622-2265.

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