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Pressure canning workshop Friday

Learn all the basics of pressure canning and freezing at a Food Preservation Workshop on Friday from 1 to 5 p.m. The workshop, offered at Community Christian School, is part of the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Preserve the Taste of Summer program. Holly VanHeel, Human Sciences Specialist, Food and Health for ISU Extension and Outreach, will lead the workshop.

During the hands-on workshop, participants will:

∫ Learn the basics of pressure canning and safely freezing food,

∫ Hear the most up-to-date canning and freezing recommendations,

∫ Prepare and can green beans or carrots and

∫ Take home and enjoy a jar of the vegetables they canned.

“These workshops are fun and helpful for beginning canners as well as experienced canners. We will provide the most up-to-date science and guidelines for pressure canning,” said VanHeel, workshop instructor.

“For example, a past participant was surprised to learn that it’s important to adjust pressure by elevation, even in a state as flat as Iowa,” VanHeel said.

The cost of this hands-on workshop is $40. Participants must register for the workshop at https://www.extension.iastate.edu/humansciences/preserve-taste-summer under “Upcoming Events,” find the July 29 Class in Fort Dodge.

To learn more or to ask questions, contact the Webster County Extension office at 515-576-2119.

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