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Food preservation workshop coming to Jessamine County

By Karli Jessie

Jessamine County Extension Office

It’s hard to beat the taste of homemade. Jessamine County residents can savor the flavor of fresh produce throughout the year and save on grocery money by learning proper techniques for preserving fresh fruits and vegetables. The University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service is teaching community members how to preserve a variety of foods by offering free food preservation workshops across the state. 

From 9:30 to 2:30 p.m. on August 8, 9, and 10 at the Jessamine County Cooperative Extension Office, a team of experienced home food preservationists will lead a three-day workshop covering a variety of methods, from water-bath and pressure canning to drying and freezing. During this hands-on workshop, participants will learn how to can green beans, dry apple slices, and preserve homemade salsa, jams and jellies.

Most importantly, participants will gain the confidence and experience needed to safely preserve food in their home kitchens. Food preservation techniques from the workshops are based on new recommendations and use the safest methods. By learning how to preserve food properly, residents will protect and maintain the health of their families while enjoying the taste of homemade products.

All necessary canning materials will be provided for participants. Additional information is available by contacting Karli Jessie at the Jessamine County Extension Office at 859-885-4811 or karli.jessie@uky.edu.