SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – “Beginning Food Preservation” is being offered by Greene County Extension from 10 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, July 10 at the Springfield-Greene County Botanical Center, 2400 S. Scenic, Springfield.
“Participants will learn how to save their garden bounty for winter time,” said Christeena Haynes, a nutrition and health specialist with MU Extension. “Class instruction will teach the basics of home food preservation with an emphasis on safety.”
Class members will receive University of Missouri Extension guides on basic food preservation and canning. Instruction will be done with a lecture, a video and Q&A. Pressure canning low acid foods will be the emphasis of this class for beginners.
The “Seasonable and Simple” cookbook will also available for sale for $15. Order forms for the book are available at www.extension.missouri.edu/greene. For those wanting to learn pressure canning and would like some recipes as well, the Greene County Extension Center is also selling the book, “Complete Guide to Home Canning” for $18.
The cost of the program is $15 per person. Advanced registration is needed (space is limited to the first 40 reserved and paid participants) and can be made by calling the Greene County Extension Center at 417-881-8909. A registration form is also available on the office website at http://extension.missouri.edu/greene.
Information provided by MU Extension Southwest Missouri News Service.