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Learn Recommended Methods for Home Food Preservation – Wild Game

Aug 31, 2018 • by Penn State Extension
Dried Cured Meat

In recent years, there has been increasing interest in home food preservation. Canning, freezing, and drying are preservation methods that allow you to enjoy the fruits of your hunt all year long. While these methods of home food preservation have existed for centuries, we have learned a lot about the science behind these practices in recent years. Home Food Preservation: Wild Game will explain the scientific reasoning behind today’s recommended methods for preserving wild game while dispelling food preservation myths and unsafe practices of the past.

The class covers:

The basics of using a pressure canner, based on current USDA canning guidelines, to can low acid foods such as meat.How a pressure canner works, and canning safety.Curing and smoking game meat safely.Best practices to ensure top quality frozen meat.Drying meat safely and troubleshooting problems when making jerky.Class Date: Monday, October 1 from 6:30-8:30pm

 

Class Location: Penn State Extension Berks County Office: 1238 County Welfare Rd. Leesport, PA 19533 (In the Berks County Ag Center, next to Berks Heim).

Register online at: https://extension.psu.edu/food/preservation or register by phone

at 877-345-0691.

Penn State encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities.  If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact Andy Hirneisen at 610-378-1327 in advance of your participation or visit. 

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