Preserved Foods Workshop is “In the Can”!

Preserved Foods Workshop is “In the Can”!

Thank you to the UC Master Food Preservers (a public service and outreach program under the University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources) for presenting a very comprehensive and fun workshop!! We were a small but mighty group that learned safe canning practices, including do’s and don’ts. Water bath canning and steam canning were demonstrated live, and participants took home their own jar of pickled onions, freshly canned. Additionally, participants won prizes of books on canning, canning utensils and those oh so prized canning jars. Everyone enjoyed themselves and we look forward to planning a second workshop this fall. Make sure you check this page for more upcoming workshops throughout the year!!

We want you to know how much we enjoyed the demonstrations and presentations by the masters. The many resources and handouts will be useful. Learning how to enter and compete in county or the state fairs and how entries are judged was intriguing and encouraging. Safety and preparing the kitchen and material before starting and how to store our jars of preserves afterwards was also helpful. The recipes and books referenced to explore rounded out a fun and informative class for participants. Appreciate all the effort to share this information with us in such a pleasant way. - Susan and Manuel