Food Preservation Workshop set April 22 in Austin

Writer: Paul Schattenberg, 210-859-5752,

Contact: Sonia Coyle, 512-854-9600,

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 To register by phone, call 979-845-2604.

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


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