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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  • 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.

  • Jul 17

    Food Preservation Class - Isabella County July 17

    July 17, 2019 12:00PM - 2:00PM 12 - 2 p.m. Isabella County Building - 3rd Floor Kitchen 200 N. Main St. Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858

    A lot has changed in the science of food preservation, learn research tested techniques using a pressure canner and a water bath canner.

  • Jul 18

    8-hour ServSafe Manager Training - Kent County

    July 18, 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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