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Home Food Preservation – Tomatoes and Salsa

by Penn State Extension Berks County

Jun 10, 2019
Home Gardening

In recent years, there has been increasing interest in home food preservation. Canning is one method of food preservation that allows you to enjoy garden tomatoes all year long. While this method of home food preservation has existed for centuries, we have learned a lot about the science behind this practice in recent years. Home Food Preservation: Tomatoes & Salsa will explain the scientific reasoning behind today’s recommended methods for making and processing tomatoes and salsa while dispelling food preservation myths and unsafe practices of the past.

The class covers:

  • Basics of water bath and atmospheric steam canning.
  • Canning recommendations, based on the latest USDA guidelines, on acidifying tomatoes, use of salt.
  • Use of research tested recipes in canning salsa and other tomato products for safety.
  • Fruit salsas.

Class Date: Tuesday, July 9 from 6:30-8:30pm

Class Location: Penn State Extension Berks County Office: 1238 County Welfare Rd., Leesport, PA 19533 (Next to Berks Heim).

Register online at: 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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