Orleans County Cooperative Extension offers Food Preservation Workshops

By on August 29, 2016

If you would like to learn how to be more self-sufficient by preserving your own food, Orleans County Cornell Cooperative Extension Master Food Preservers are offering food preservation workshops in September and October.

Classes for apples are planned for Monday, September 12, from 6 to 9 p.m. or Friday, September 16, 9 a.m. to 12 noon.  Classes for meats and low acid foods are planned for Monday, October 17 from 6 to 9 p.m. or Friday, October 21, 9 a.m. to 12 noon.

Each workshop costs $15 per person. All supplies are included and each participant can take home a sample of the preserved product completed during class.

All classes are led by certified Master Food Preservers with help from apprentice MFP volunteers, and include a short classroom section covering preservation basics, safety and equipment followed by hands-on activities.

Pre-registration is required for all workshops with payment. Register by calling 798-4265 ext. 26. Payable by check (made out to OCCCE), PayPal – at the cceorleans.org website under the Food and Nutrition menu, or by cash at the Orleans County Cornell Cooperative Extension, 12690 Route 31, Albion, New York. Registration closes at noon the business day before each workshop.

Classes are also available by special appointment with a minimum of five participants.  OCCCE officials say small groups can call to request specific workshops such as pickles, jams, dehydration, etc.