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David Burton
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Aug 18, 2017

Food Preservation Class Scheduled for Aug. 31 at Greenfield High School

LAMAR, Mo. - University of Missouri Extension will offer a food preservation class from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 31 at the Greenfield High School FACS room, Greenfield.

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. MU Extension food preservation classes can help consumers learn how to combat this threat of food-borne illness and preserve their harvest safely.

"The pickling class will provide step-by-step instructions on how to do food preservation using the most current researched recipes and procedures for water bath canning high acid foods," said Lindsey Stevenson, nutrition and health education specialist with MU Extension, and class instructor.

Participants will have opportunities for hands-on learning. Each attendee will also receive a current set of MU 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 the confidence they need in home canning and preserving, and to direct them towards tested and trusted resources," said Stevenson. "Canning safely is more than simply sealing food in a jar."

University of Missouri Extension classes are for beginners to food preservation, but can also be a good refresher course for those with experience. There is a per person fee of $15 for the class.

For more information, or to register, Lindsey Stevenson at 417-682-3579 or e-mail

Source: Lindsey Stevenson, (417) 682-3579

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