LIBERTY, NY (September 1, 2015) – The public is invited to attend an educational workshop on safe home food preservation techniques offered on Saturday, September 19, 2015. Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County (CCESC) will hold this class from 11:00 am to 2:00 p.m. in the shared-use, Entrepreneurial and Teaching (EaT) Kitchen at its Gerald J. Skoda Extension Education Center on 64 Ferndale-Loomis Road in Liberty.
CCESC Master Food Preserver Volunteers will demonstrate how to properly freeze fresh produce harvested from the season, as recommended by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA). Participants will learn the advantages and disadvantages of freezing, to identify appropriate storage materials for frozen products, and to recognize steps and methods of the freezing process. No prior knowledge of food preservation is needed. Attendees will receive food samples.
Cost is $15.00 per person or $10.00 for CCESC enrollees. Anyone can enroll in CCESC for a $25.00 donation per household, annually. Enrollees must identify membership status at time of payment to receive discount.
Space is limited and pre-registration with non-refundable payment is required in advance. Seats are only guaranteed with payment. Registration and more information can be obtained by calling CCESC at 845-292-6180, emailing email@example.com, or visiting www.sullivancce.org. Payment can be made in advance by check, cash, or credit. Additional donations for CCESC programs are appreciated.