Statement issued by the Purdue Extension Service in Allen County:
Picture your garden overflowing with plump, juicy tomatoes, shiny green peppers, and crisp green beans. Imagine picking juicy peaches, pears, and apples from the local orchards or selecting fresh produce from baskets at the farmers’ markets.
Why not save some of this bounty to enjoy all through the year? Food preservation is the process s of treating and handling food to stop or greatly slow down spoilage, loss of quality, edibility, or nutritive value caused or accelerated by micro-organisms.
Learn to preserve foods safely. The Purdue Extension Service in Allen County will be conducting “Preserving Nature’s Bounty” workshops to discuss safe home food preservation procedures and to answer the frequently asked questions on canning, freezing, and drying foods. Workshops are scheduled for:
- May 18 at 1:00 p.m. in the Allen County Extension Office
- June 8 at 7:00 p.m. in the Allen County Extension Office
- July 13 at 7:00 p.m. in the Allen County Extension Office
Contact the extension office at 260-481-6826, or email@example.com, or visit the web page http://www.extension.purdue.edu/allen under Consumer and Family Science or Family for a brochure and to register. Cost is $ 2.00, payable at the door to cover printing costs. Register early, class size will be limited.