LIBERTY, NY (October 5, 2015) — The public is invited to take advantage of the bountiful harvest of apples this fall at an educational workshop on safe home food preservation techniques using healthy apples as the main ingredient. On Saturday, October 24, Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County (CCESC) will offer this unique class from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 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. A light lunch will be provided.
CCESC Master Food Preserver Volunteers, Jessica Gibbons, Bonnie Makofsky, Karen Mariner, Wendy Tushak, and Cheyenne Zigmund will demonstrate home food preservation methods as recommended by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA). Participants will gain hands-on experience in hot water bath canning, freezing, and dehydration and will learn ways to store foods for an extended period of time. No prior knowledge of food preservation is needed. Attendees will receive food samples.
Cost is $45.00 per person, including lunch. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or visiting www.sullivancce.org. Payment can be made in advance by check, cash, or credit. Additional donations for CCESC programs are appreciated.