Homemade jelly or jam, pickled beets, green beans and canned tomatoes will be featured in the 2016 food preservation seminars.
The Warren County Farmers Market and UT-TSU Extension – Warren County are working together to offer these informative seminars. The sessions consist of four classes offered on a monthly basis.
There are two seminars scheduled with different produce featured each month. Seminars will be on Thursday evenings at 6 p.m., or on Friday mornings at 9 a.m. A minimum of five participants are needed for each seminar.
Mary Cantrell and Hilda Lytle will be teaching the home food preservation seminars. The seminars (all four classes) will be at First United Methodist Church on West Main Street. There will be discussions concerning food safety, proper use of home canning equipment, getting your home canned items fair ready, along with preparing and canning the featured produce.
The first class will feature jams and jellies and will be held on Thursday evening, May 19 or Friday morning, May 20.
The second class will feature pickled beets. Dates are Thursday evening, June 23 or Friday morning, June 24.
Canning green beans will be the feature of the July classes. Dates are Thursday evening, July 14 or Friday morning, July 15.
The final class will be in August featuring tomatoes. Dates are Thursday evening, Aug. 11 or Friday morning, Aug.12.
Anyone interested in learning more about home food preservation should plan to attend one of the seminars. The cost of a seminar is $15 for all four classes. Please register by Wednesday, May 18 at UT-TSU Extension.
For more information contact UT-TSU Extension – Warren County at 201 Locust Street, McMinnville or call 931-473-8484.
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