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.

Two Participation Level Options
 

Professional ($100)

  • (Registered Dietitians, Iowa Teachers)
  • 8 online lessons
  • 2 hands-on workshops
  • Additional hands-on workshops: $20
 

Home Food Preserver ($35)

  • 8 online lessons
  • 1 hands-on workshop
  • Additional hands-on workshops: $20

Volunteer Food Preservation Assistant Program (optional)

  • Those who complete all eight lessons and participate in at least one hands-on workshop are eligible
  •  Assist ISU Human Sciences Extension and Outreach Nutrition and Wellness Specialists in conducting Preserve the Taste of Summer workshops and group sessions.
 
Online Lessons

All participants complete eight online lessons:

  • Lesson 1 - Food safety
  • Lesson 2 - Canning basics
  • 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 eight online lessons. Hands-on workshops are:

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

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

Western Iowa

Jams and Dehydrating - CANCELED
July 13, 2016 - 5 to 8 pm
HyVee #1, Council Bluffs

Pickle Making
July 14, 2016 - 5 to 9 pm
Henry A. Wallace Country Life Center
2773 290th St, Orient
Contact: Barb Fuller, (712) 789-2449 by July 7

Salsa Making (hot water bath) and Freezing
July 30, 2016 - 9 am to 1 pm
Cass County Fairground food stand kitchen, 805 W. 10th, Atlantic
Contact: Barb Fuller, (712) 789-2449 by July 22
 
Pressure Canning  
August 6, 2016 - 9 am to 1 pm
Cass County Fairground food stand kitchen, 805 W. 10th, Atlantic
Contact: Barb Fuller, (712) 789-2449 by July 29
 

Central Iowa

Pickling
August 4th, 3:30 pm to 7:30 pm
St Paul’s Methodist Church, 207 W Louise Street, Waterloo
To register, call or email Jill Weber at 319-240-1730 by July 29, 2016
 

Eastern Iowa

Hot Water Bath Canning (salsa making) and Freezing
July 16, 9 am to 1 pm
Mulford Church, 2400 Hershey Avenue, Muscatine
To register, call Muscatine County Extension and Outreach, (563) 263-5701, by July 8, 2016

Pressure Canning
July 28, 5 pm to 9 pm
The Regional Learning and Cultural Center, 119 East Third Street, West Liberty
To register, call Muscatine County Extension and Outreach, (563) 263-5701, by July 21, 2016

Salsa Making and Freezing
August 3rd, 9 am to 1 pm
Decorah Lutheran Church, 309 Winnebago Street, Decorah 52101
To register, call or email Jill Weber at 319-240-1730 by July 29, 2016

Jams and Dehydrating
August 13, 9 am to 1 pm
Mulford Church, 2400 Hershey Avenue, Muscatine
To register, call Muscatine County Extension and Outreach, (563) 263-5701, by August 6, 2016

Pickle Making
August 17, 5 pm to 9 pm
MCSA 312 Iowa Ave, Muscatine
To register, Muscatine County Extension and Outreach, (563) 263-5701, by August 10, 2016

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