Online and hands-on courses teach how to preserve local foods safely.
Rich, red strawberry jam, crunchy dill pickles, homemade salsa – nothing tastes better than home-preserved foods. In addition, a well-stocked pantry is a big step towards ensuring your family always has plenty of healthy food available. However, safely preserving food at home requires a bit of knowledge, time set aside, and a small investment in equipment.
Learn how to preserve fresh foods safely in a series of four Monday evening workshops at WSU Snohomish County Extension’s Evergreen Room in McCollum Park, 600 128th St SE, Everett.
Basics of Safe Canning 6:30–9:00pm – Monday, May 15, 2017
Jams, Jellies, and Spreads* 6:30–9:00pm – Monday, June 12, 2017
Tomatoes, Salsa, & Relish* 6:30–9:00pm – Monday, July 17, 2017
Pickling and Fermenting* 6:30–9:00pm – Monday, August 14, 2017
In addition, the online course Preserve the Taste of Summer, while a *prerequisite to the three hands-on classes, is also a great stand-alone course on safe home food preservation. Cost is $25 total for all eight lessons. Visit PreserveSummer.cahnrs.wsu.edu to register.
Class size is limited and pre-registration is required for the four in-person workshops. Cost is $25 per workshop or take all four for $75 and get one class free! Register online at Preserve-The-Harvest.eventbrite.com.