summer canning class series — only forty bucks!

Behold the breakfast my husband made me on this, the holiest of all days, last day of classes in spring term.  And it’s sunny!  I think I speak for everyone — faculty, students and staff alike — when I say HALLELUJAH!  Can I get an amen in here?

So, as I eat my Sweet Briar farms breakfast sausage, sauteed brussels sprouts, scrambled eggs with scallions, and blueberry yogurt parfait, let’s start some serious summer food planning.

Have you signed up for your canning basics summer demo course series through the Master Food Preserver Alliance?  It’s a very low cost set of four classes covering everything to get you started: jams, pickles, waterbath canning (tomatoes), and pressure canning.  Fifteen dollars a class, or even better, $40 for the series.  These classes are meant to demystify the process with demos, and they aren’t comprehensive, but it’s a great way to start canning safely and meet the MFPs in your neighborhood.  Plus you’ll get plenty of samples and tips.

Summer Canning Class Series

Featuring demos by certified volunteers with the OSU Extension – Lane County Master Food Preserver Program.

  • JAMS AND JELLIES: June 17, 6-8:30 p.m. Cost $15.
    Community of Christ Church, 1485 Gilham Rd., Eugene.
  • PICKLING: July 22, 6-8:30 p.m. Cost $15.
    Community of Christ Church, 1485 Gilham Rd., Eugene.
  • WATERBATH (Tomatoes and Salsa): August 26, 6-8:30 p.m. Cost $15.
    Community of Christ Church, 1485 Gilham Rd., Eugene.
  • PRESSURE CANNING (Meat): September 23; 6-8:30 p.m. Cost $15.
    St. John the Divine Church, 2537 Game Farm Rd., Springfield.
  • Summer Series (all four summer classes). Cost $40.

I’m leading the pickling class in July.  Any requests?  I think we’ll discuss cucumber pickles, canning fermented pickles, and quick pickles, and do a demo on dilly beans.

Register for the series or a single class on the OSU Ext. Lane County MFP website here.

There will also be classes on canning tuna, demos at Down to Earth and other places, and more classes as we’re able to schedule them.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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