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Learn to preserve your fresh fruits and garden veggies


Your grandmother may have been the queen of canning, but have you mastered the skill? With many young people taking up growing their own fresh fruits and vegetables, it's important to learn how to preserve them.

That's why the Iowa State University Extension in Woodbury County is offering free classes on food preservation. The two hours workshops will cover the basics of canning, drying and freezing your fresh produce.

Food Preservation 101 will be held Wednesday, August 24th. There are two sessions that day from 1:30 to 3:30pm and from 6:30 to 8:30pm.

The classes are free, but you do need to register. Call (712) 276-2157 to reserve your place.

Additional classes are planned for both Onawa and Ida Grove. The Onawa event is Thursday, August 25th from 6:30 to 8:00pm. Contact ISU Extension in Monona County at (712)-423-2175.

The Ida Grove class is Thursday, September 8th from 6:30 to 8:00pm. You can register for that event by calling (712)-364-3003.

If you want more information on Food Preservation, there are several resources online.

ISU Extension Home Food Preservation Resources

ISU Extension Answerline or call 800-262-3804

USDA Complete Guide to Home Canning

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