‘Can now – eat later’ to be topic of food preservation course in Bryan

        BRYAN — Canning food at home is a way to preserve an abundant garden harvest, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert.

        “However, one misstep can cause a serious and potentially fatal foodborne illness,” said Flora Williams, AgriLife Extension agent for family and consumer sciences in Brazos County.

        Williams will teach a class, “Can Now – Eat Later,” from 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. March 18 at the AgriLife Extension office, 2619 U.S. Highway 21 West, Bryan. It is one of a series being offered in the region. Others will be in Milam, Lee and Burleson counties on March 19, April 3 and April 9, respectively.

        Space is limited to the $25 workshop that will address water bath canning, pressure canning and testing, freezing, drying and pickling. Participants will prepare jalapeno jelly and learn about jams, jellies and preserves.

        She also said pressure canners with dial gauges need to be tested annually, and the AgriLife Extension office in Bryan can perform this service.

        For more information, contact Williams at 979-823-0129, or fewilliams@ag.tamu.edu.

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