Food Preservation Workshop set April 22 in Austin

Writer: Paul Schattenberg, 210-859-5752, paschattenberg@ag.tamu.edu

Contact: Sonia Coyle, 512-854-9600, Sonia.Coyle@ag.tamu.edu

AUSTIN — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct a Food Preservation Workshop from 9:30 a.m.-noon April 22 at the agency’s office in Travis County, 1600-B Smith Road in Austin.

A Food Preservation Workshop will be held April 22 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office for Travis County, 1600-B Smith Road in Austin. (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo)

The workshop is open to adults and youth 8 years of age and older, said Sonia Coyle, AgriLife Extension family and consumer sciences agent for Travis County.

Coyle said topics will include basics of water-bath canning to make jams, jellies, pickles and other garden delights, food safety concerns when canning and the “Ten Commandments” of canning food safely at home.

The cost is $45 per person, and refreshments and handouts will be provided.

A Ball preserving guide will be given to the first 15 people to sign up. The class will be limited to 25.

To register online, go to https://agriliferegister.tamu.edu/TravisCounty. To register by phone, call 979-845-2604.

For further information, contact Coyle at 512-854-9605.

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