As more Iowans take up gardening and pay attention to local foods, they also are showing a growing interest in safe food preservation. And, with an increasing prevalence of food allergies, consumers want to know where their food comes from and what it contains. ISU Extension’s new program, Preserve the Taste of Summer, addresses these trends.
ISU Extension Nutrition Specialist and Assistant Professor Sarah Francis said, “We want Iowans to be able to identify safe recipes that are tested and also to understand that there are risks to food preservation. We want them to know the steps to avoid those risks.”