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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  • Mar 21

    Beef Quality Assurance - Gladwin

    March 21, 2019 6:00PM - 9:00PM 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. Gladwin County MSU Extension 555 W. Cedar Ave. Gladwin, MI 48624

    The program’s goal is to ensure that all cattle are healthy, wholesome and safe; managed to meet USDA, FDA, and EPA standards; produced with environmentally-sound production.

  • Mar 24

    Food Preservation March 2019

    March 24, 2019 2:00PM - 4:00PM 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. 900 E. Kent Rd., Greenville, MI 48838

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

  • Apr 2

    Food Preservation - Youth Class Jam & Jelly

    April 2, 2019 4:00PM - 5:30PM 4 - 5:30 p.m. Midland County Extension Office MSU Extension - Midland County 3rd Floor County Services Building 220 W. Ellsworth Street Midland, MI 48640

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

  • Apr 5

    Michigan Racial Equity in the Food System Summit

    April 5, 2019 8:30AM - 4:00PM Bronson Gilmore Center for Health Education 7 Healtcare Plaza Kalamazoo, MI 49007

    The Michigan Racial Equity in the Food System Summit will focus on education, dialogue, and inspiring advocacy concerning structural inequities in the food system. Sessions will center on the theme of access to power as it relates to land, labor and food.

  • Apr 8

    8-Hour ServSafe Manager Training - Kent County

    April 8, 2019 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Kent County Health Department, Huron Room 700, Fuller Avenue NE Grand Rapids, MI 49503

    Michigan State University Extension offers ServSafe, a national certification program for those working in food service.

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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