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Penn State Extension Offering Home Food Preservation Webinars

by Penn State Extension

Jun 07, 2021

Penn State Extension is offering several webinars this summer in home food preservation.

Home Food Preservation: Pressure Canning

Join us for Home Food Preservation: Pressure Canning to learn more about pressure canning at home. Pressure canning is the only safe way to can low-acid foods, such as vegetables and meats. In this workshop, you will learn the science behind pressure canning recommendations, as well as the basics of using a pressure canner based on current USDA canning guidelines.

In recent years, there has been increasing interest in home food preservation. Canning is one method of food preservation that allows you to enjoy seasonal foods all year long. While this method of home food preservation has existed for centuries, we have learned much about the science behind safe canning methods in recent years.

In addition to learning what foods need to be pressure canned, and why, you will learn about pressure canning safety. Today’s pressure canners have built-in safety features, which make the operation of these appliances safe and easy. We will provide research to dispel food preservation myths and unsafe practices, and discuss practical tips to ensure a positive experience when pressure canning foods.

The Home Food Preservation series of webinars will provide you with the scientific background, preparation tips, and safe processing methods to preserve food at home.

When: June 22 @ 1pm and July 28 @ 7pm

Register here.

Home Food Preservation: Ask the Experts

Did you ever wonder why your canned peaches turn brown, why some of the liquid is lost when canning foods, or if it is safe to heat your canning jars in the oven? During the Home Food Preservation: Ask the Experts session, Penn State Extension Educators will discuss frequently asked home food preservation questions.

The audience will have time to ask questions about canning, freezing, and drying foods at home.

This event is being offered at no charge to participants. Registration is required to receive the link to access the webinar. Registrants will also receive access to the webinar recording.

When: Mon., Jun. 28, 2021 (12:00 PM – 1:00 PM ET)

Registration deadline: June 28, 2021 12:00 p.m.

Register here.

Home Food Preservation: Atmospheric Steam Canning

Join us for Home Food Preservation: Atmospheric Steam Canning and learn the basics of atmospheric steam canning. In recent years, there has been increasing interest in home food preservation. Canning is one method of food preservation that allows you to enjoy seasonal foods all year long.

While this method of home food preservation has existed for centuries, we have learned much about the science behind safe canning methods in recent years. We will provide research to dispel food preservation myths and unsafe practices and discuss practical tips to ensure a positive experience when atmospheric steam canning foods.

We hope you can join us!

Registration is required to receive the link to access the webinar. Registrants will also receive access to the webinar recording.

When: Wed., Jun. 30, 2021 (1:00 PM – 2:30 PM ET)

Registration deadline: June 30, 2021 1:00 p.m.

Register here.

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