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MSU Extension food preservation workshop August 30

August 24, 2011 -- MSU News Service

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A Montana State University Extension food preservation workshop will include recommended procedures for safely preserving produce and other foods on Tuesday, August 30 at the Gallatin County Fair Grounds in Building #3 from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Bernie Mason, an MSU Extension Family and Consumer Science Agent from Yellowstone County, will present the "Preserving Food: You Can Do It!" workshop, which will cover the recommended procedures for safely preserving produce and other foods. Participants will learn the recommended procedures for canning fruits, making pickles, jams and jellies, pressure canning vegetables and meats, and also freezing fruits and vegetables. There will also be an opportunity to sample canned items, such as rhubarb strawberry salsa, white chocolate raspberry jam and more.

If you have a pressure canner dial gauge that has not been checked this year, Mason will be available before the workshop to test gauges. The workshop provides lessons in canning food safely, and provides a good update on correct times and pressures for those who have been canning a long time.

Doors will open at 6 p.m. at the Gallatin County Fair Grounds in Building #3, and the class will start promptly at 6:30 p.m. Recommended donation is $5. For more information, contact Toby Day, MSU Horticulture Specialist at (406) 579-8438.

Contact: Toby Day (406) 994-6523 or toby.day@montana.edu