This low-cost online course is designed to increase knowledge and confidence in water bath and pressure canning, freezing, pickling and dehydrating techniques.

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Enjoy your delicious, fresh produce now and later

Michigan State University Extension food preservation workshops cover a variety of topics custom to each workshops target audience. Food preservation topics include freezing, boiling water bath canning, pressure canning and dehydrating. MSU Extension food safety educators teach food preservation skills and techniques that will provide participants with safe, high-quality canned products. Using up to date research methods, participants learn how to successfully and safely preserve food.

I found this class very informational and interesting. It helped with the understanding of why we follow the steps of processing as directed instead of doing what we would like to do.” - Flint Farmers Market Canning Basics participant

This blanching and freezing class has helped me learn to save money by preserving fruits and vegetables I may otherwise have wasted if I had not been able to consume them before they began to go bad.” - Gladwin County Blanching and Freezing participant

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  • Apr 12

    Spring Food Safety Q&A

    April 12, 2021 – June 28, 2021 Zoom Webinar

    Join MSU Extension food safety educators as they dive into food safety topics each week and answer your questions.

  • Apr 13

    Be Food Safe and Ready for Emergencies

    April 13, 2021 – June 1, 2021 Zoom Webinar

    Learn how to maintain safe food during weather emergencies as well as planning for farm issues, financial distress, and becoming mindful when handling emergencies

  • Apr 14

    Investigating Food with Science

    April 14, 2021 – June 30, 2021 Zoom

    Learn interesting facts about food, where it comes from, the science behind it, and food safety tips with a fun, kid-friendly recipe or food experiment demonstrated each week

  • Apr 19

    Pantry Food Safety - It's Your Job

    April 19, 2021 – April 27, 2021 Zoom Webinar

    MSU Extension Educators present food safety topics for volunteers and staff working in food pantries and food banks.

  • Apr 26

    Spring Food Safety Q&A - April 26

    April 26, 2021 1:00PM – 1:30PM Online Via Zoom

    Join MSU Extension food safety educators as they dive into food safety topics each week and answer your questions.

Not seeing an upcoming class in your area? Contact us at your county MSU Extension office for more information about this program in your area.