Description: A program designed to assist clients in safely preserving their foods.
Curriculum/program overview: Interest in home food preservation has increased with the farm to table movement. MU Extension provides up-to-date, research-based procedural recommendations, tested recipes, and hands-on workshops that assist the consumer in safely preserving produce and other products. Workshops focus on pressure and boiling water canning basics, vegetables and other low-acid products, pickling, salsas, fruits, sweet spreads, dehydration, freezing, and storage of produce. A bi-monthly newsletter is also available for consumers to subscribe to. County Extension centers also provide pressure gauge testing.
Can be offered as a single-session program or as a series.
Contact person: Susan Mills-Gray & Tammy Roberts
Evaluation tool: extension.missouri.edu/hes/evaluation/FoodPreservation/
Suggested fee range: $15 per session or $60 for 5 sessions; $1 State Base Fee for single session program, $5 State Base Fee only charged for a series of 4 or more lessons.