MU Extension to offer food preservation class in Cassville

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Event on April 6 for beginners, or as a refresher course

Home food preservation has changed since our grandmothers put food up many years ago.

This is especially the case when it comes to how we destroy microorganisms during the canning process. But University of Missouri Extension food preservation classes can help consumers learn how to combat this threat of food-borne illness and preserve their harvest safely. 

“This pressure canning class will provide step-by-step instructions on how to do food preservation using the most current researched recipes and procedures,” said Lindsey Stevenson, nutrition and health education specialist with University of Missouri Extension, and class instructor. 

Participants will have opportunities for hands-on learning. Each attendee will also receive a current set of Extension guides on food preservation so they can follow along on their own at home after the class.

“The goal of this program is to provide participants with a solid foundation in home canning and preserving," Stevenson said. "Participants will learn proper pressure canning processes. Canning safely is more than simply sealing food in a jar.”

Extension classes are for beginners to food preservation, but can also be a good refresher course for those with experience. This program will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Mill Street Church of Christ, 1104 Mill Street in Cassville. The cost of the class is $15.

Immediately following the food preservation program at 7:30 p.m., the Barry County Extension Council will be holding a regular business meeting, which is open to the public.

This is the first in a series of Extension programs scheduled to be provided in coordination with MU Extension Council meetings. We hope you will join us to learn more about how YOUR land grant University is working for you.