This free, 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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  • May 30

    How to Start a Cottage Food Law Business in Michigan - Berrien

    May 30, 2019 1:00PM - 3:00PM 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. Berrien County MSU Extension 1737 Hillandale Road Benton Harbor, MI 49022

    Learn about the Michigan Cottage Food Law, food safety practices related to producing cottage foods and how to start a cottage food business.

  • Jun 3

    Youth Food Preservation SPIN Club - Isabella County

    June 3, 2019 - June 24, 2019 Isabella County Extension Office Isabella County Building, 3rd Floor Kitchen, 200 N. Main Street, Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858

    For youth ages 11 - 19. Learn how to preserve foods safely.

  • Jun 10

    Jam and Jelly - Do you preserve or freeze?

    June 10, 2019 6:00PM - 8:00PM 6 - 8 p.m. Frankenmuth Farmers Market 534 N Main Street Frankenmuth, MI 48734

    Learn about preserving food safely in this MSU Extension food preservation workshop.

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.

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