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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  • Aug 15

    Jam and Jelly - Do you preserve or freeze? - Clare County

    August 15, 2019 6:00PM - 8:00PM 6 - 8 p.m. Clare County Extension Office Clare County MSU Extension 225 W. Main Street - 2nd floor County Building Harrison, MI 48625

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

  • Aug 16

    Food Preservation Class - Isabella County August 16

    August 16, 2019 10:00AM - 12:00PM 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Isabella County Building - 3rd Floor Kitchen 200 N. Main St. Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858

    Michigan produce tastes great year round, learn how easy it is to freeze.

  • Aug 19

    Food Preservation Class - Wexford County

    August 19, 2019 5:00PM - 7:00PM 5 - 7 p.m. Wexford County Services Building 401 N. Lake St. Cadillac, MI 49601

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

  • Aug 20

    Food Preservation Class - Osceola County

    August 20, 2019 2:00PM - 3:45PM 2 - 4 p.m. Evart Fairgrounds, Community Kitchen 101 Recreation Ave. Evart, MI 49631

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

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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