The Basics of Preserving Your Produce - NEW!
With the growing season nearly upon us, it is time to learn the basics of home preservation. Once you know the basics, home canning and preservation is really quite easy. Homemade jams, spicy salsas, fresh beans, fermented cabbage can all be enjoyed during the cold winter months. Home canning, dehydrating or freezing of fresh food provides a number of benefits including lower grocery bills, sustainable lifestyles and better nutrition through control of the ingredients that go into your food. This class will introduce you to tools/equipment, food safety and produce/ingredient selection needed to successfully do it this season and for many years to come. Supply Fee ($5) included in tuition.
Instructor Heather Novak is passionate about being balanced and living joyfully in all parts of her life. She is a wife and a teacher, a mother of 3 and a community health educator. She loves to eat pie, swim long distances, hang with her family, battle weeds in her garden or disappear into a good book. If she is not doing one of those things, you will find her in her kitchen making something yummy.