Canning and Preserving Instruction Offered by Alachua County Extension

freshly canned Mason jars of vegetables
Fruit and vegetable preserves in mason jars. Photo taken 06-10-21

Would you like to learn more about home canning?  Do you know where to begin?  Maybe you have past food preserving experience but you just want to refresh your knowledge.

Through the magic of Zoom, you can learn the art of home food preservation with UF/IFAS Alachua County Agricultural Extension Service.  If you are curious about pressure cooking or cooking for only 1 or 2, then these webinars may be for you.

This August, Alachua County Agricultural Extension’s Family and Consumer Sciences Agent, Martha Maddox, will be presenting three beginning food preservation and cooking classes.  The upcoming Zoom Webinars offer current, research-based cooking, canning, freezing, and pressure cooking information for the beginner. Each of these zoom webinars has a small fee of just $15.  But the knowledge gained may be invaluable.

Webinar titles and dates:

As a bonus, “The Basic Food Preservation: Freezing and Canning“, participants will receive a detailed canning and freezing guideline booklet.

All three classes are Zoom Webinars and require pre-registration through Eventbrite links in the above titles.

There are many online sources for canning recipes.  But the most reliable research can be found at The National Center For Home Food Preservation.  This site should be your starting point and reference place for all canning activity.

The Ball Blue Book is a must have for any kitchen diva who desires to practice regular home food preservation. And Ball has a new edition out this year.  Your public library may have a copy of the Ball Blue Book you can borrow and return.

May you have many happy kitchen adventures.  Enjoy!

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Posted: July 25, 2022


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