Preserving the Harvest classes set for June in Amarillo

Writer: Kay Ledbetter, 806-677-5608, skledbetter@ag.tamu.edu
Contact: Amy Wagner, 806-373-0713, aewagner@ag.tamu.edu

AMARILLO – Preserving the Harvest Food Preservation Class 2014 will be held twice in June at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service offices for Potter County, 3301 E. 10th Ave. in Amarillo.

The class is scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon on June 24 and June 26 and will be repeated as a one-day class from 9 a.m. until about 3 p.m. on June 28.

The class, whether it is the one-day class or over the two days, will cover the basics of water-bath and pressure canning, freezing and dehydrating foods,and home food preservation safety, said Amy Wagner, AgriLife Extension family and consumer sciences agent for Potter County.

The workshop cost is $45 and each participant will take home a training notebook, the University of Georgia’s “So Easy to Preserve” publication, snacks and products preserved during the class.

“We will be canning salsa, green beans and jellies, as well as freezing jams, jellies and green beans, and dehydrating fruit,” Wagner said.

Each class will be limited to 15 participants. Those planning to attend should RSVP by June 17 by contacting Wagner at 806-373-0713 or aewagner@ag.tamu.edu.

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