Are you planning a garden this year and wondering what to plant for home canning?
Lynn James, M.S., R.D., L.D.N. Penn State Extension Senior Educator and Registered Dietitian, will present a “Home Food Preservation” workshop in April and May as part of the Union County Library System’s “Libraries for Health” project.
This workshop is both for those new to home preservation who would like to find out how to preserve garden produce, as well as for experienced canners who are looking for updates and new recipes.
Participants will learn how a pressure canner works, when to can using pressure, how to safely can without pressure using a boiling water bath, and how to freeze correctly. Safe, tested recipes and procedures will be shared for preserving a variety of produce, including green beans, tomatoes, and peaches. The last half hour will cover how to prepare home canned goods for county fair contests.
Participants are invited to bring pressure canners for testing of the dial gauge and for safety inspection.
The fee is $10, and registration must be made one week prior to the workshop. A workshop will be presented at Herr Memorial Library, 500 Market Street, in Mifflinburg from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Thurs., April 21 (deadline is Thurs., April 14); at The Public Library for Union County, 255 Reitz Road, in Lewisburg from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Mon., May 2 (deadline is Mon., April 26); and at the West End Library, 45 Ball Park Road, in Laurelton from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Mon., May 16 (deadline is Mon., May 9).
To register, visit any of the three libraries for a registration form, call the Penn State Cooperative Extension, Northumberland County office at (570)-988-3950 to have a registration form mailed, or print one from their website: http://northumberland.extension.psu.edu
Penn State encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodations or have questions about the physical access or program provided, contact Lynn James at (570) 988-3950 in advance of your participation or visit.
The “Libraries for Health” project has been (partially) funded with federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds administered by the Office of Commonwealth Libraries.