Thursday, July 22, 2010

Canning Basics Class

The Canning Basics Class went really good the other evening. Mary Schroepfer with University of Missouri Extension taught the class, and 21 people participated. The class learned about water bath canning and pressure canning and prepared pints of fresh peaches in light syrup and blanched green beans.

Special thanks goes to Jill Porter and Jim Foster for letting us borrow their pressure canners. Both were good examples of just how many variations there are concerning pressure canners.

We also need to thank Casey Donahue for donating the peaches required for the class. Casey is a member of the Jefferson County Extension Council and has a farm just outside of De Soto. They were the first peaches of the season, and they turned out beautifully.

A good time was had by all, and door prizes (consisting of peaches and canning jars) were dispersed at the end of the evening. To keep in touch with what is happening with the market and its various educational partners, and to learn about upcoming classes, feel free to check out the calendar on the right, subscribe to the blog, and find us on Facebook.

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