Going through summer into fall brings the opportunity to grow and harvest produce, to fish and to hunt. While these activities provide food to enjoy at the moment, they also create an abundance to eat later in the year. Julie Cascio, Mat-Su/Copper River Valley District UAF Cooperative Extension agent, will share research-based information on ways to preserve food.
Dehydrating Fruits and Vegetables, Sept 17, 1 – 2 pm
Methods of dehydration, steps in drying fruits and vegetables, fruit leather, equipment, storage, rehydration and use of dried foods will be in this presentation. Safety and storage of non-preserved foods will also be discussed.
Can Vegetables, Sept 17, 2:30 – 3:30 pm
Learn to use a pressure canner to process vegetables in jars. Heat processing low acid food in jars, botulism, use and care of a pressure canner will be discussed. General tips for freezing vegetables will be included.