Preserve the Taste of Summer

Preserve the Taste of SummerPreserve the Taste of Summer is a food preservation program that includes both online lessons and hands-on workshops providing the most current USDA-approved food preservation recommendations. It is a great opportunity for anyone age 18 years or older interested in learning safe food preservation techniques.


Online Lessons

All participants complete two general online overview lessons:

  • Lesson 1 - Food safety
  • Lesson 2 - Canning basics

Then, participants complete additional method-specific online lessons depending on their interests and the hands-on workshop they would like to participate in:

  • Lesson 3 - Canning acid foods
  • Lesson 4 - Pressure canning low-acid foods
  • Lesson 5 - Preparation and canning of pickled and fermented foods
  • Lesson 6 - Making and preserving fruit spreads
  • Lesson 7 - Freezing food, storage of frozen and refrigerated foods
  • Lesson 8 - Drying foods
 
Hands-on Workshops

Participation in a hands-on workshop requires the completion of the general overview online lessons and the corresponding method specific online lesson(s). The hands-on workshops are:

  • hot water bath canning (salsa making)/freezing
  • jams and dehydrating
  • pickle making
  • pressure canning

 

Upcoming 2014 Workshops

Workshops are offered periodically throughout the state of Iowa. Contact the Nutrition & Health Specialist that serves your county for additional information.

EASTERN IOWA

Marion
Pickle Making Workshop
Thursday, June 12, 1pm to 5pm
Linn-Mar High School, 3111 10th St (FCS room)
To register, contact Rachel Wall, 319-768-8777 by May 30

Marion
Hot Water Bath Canning (Salsa Making) and Freezing Workshop
Thursday, June 19, 1pm to 5pm
Linn-Mar High School, 3111 10th St (FCS room)
To register, contact Rachel Wall, 319-768-8777 by June 6

Iowa City
Pressure Canning Workshop
Tuesday, June 24, 1pm to 5pm
Johnson County Extension Office, 3209 Old Highway 218 S
To register, contact Rachel Wall, 319-768-8777 by June 13

Monticello
Jams and Dehydrating Workshop
Wednesday, July 2, 1pm to 5pm
Jones County Extension Office, 800 N Maple St, Suite 2
To register, contact Rachel Wall, 319-768-8777 by June 20

SOUTHWEST IOWA

Orient
Hot Water Bath Canning (Salsa Making) and Freezing Workshop
Tuesday July 22, 5pm to 9pm
Henry A. Wallace Center, 2773 290th St
To register, contact Barb Fuller, 641-202-1843, by July 11

Orient
Pressure Canning Workshop
Tuesday Aug 12, 5pm to 9pm
Henry A. Wallace Center, 2773 290th St
To register, contact Barb Fuller, 641-202-1843, by July 29

Council Bluffs
Pickling Workshop
Saturday July 26th, 9am to 1pm
HyVee #1 Council Bluffs Club Room Kitchen, 2323 West Broadway
To register, contact Barb Fuller, 641-202-1843, by July 14

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