Free class offers food preservation techniques |

Free class offers food preservation techniques

Free classes on food preservation are offered Tuesday mornings at the University of California Cooperative Extension Office in Placerville.

Master Food Preservers will have a demonstration and workshop on Tuesday, Sept. 15, from 10 a.m. to noon, at the Cooperative Extension Office, 311 Fair Lane, between the Placerville Library and the Juvenile Hall in Placerville.

Sausages and meat preservation will be the featured class.

The public is invited to attend free weekly classes to learn the art and science of safe canning, freezing and drying techniques with optimum quality.

Upcoming Tuesday classes include: apples, pears and more, Sept. 22; juices, syrups and sauces, Sept. 29; conserves, butters and marmalades, Oct. 6; cranberries, pumpkin and turkey, Oct. 13; deli meats, Oct. 20; persimmons, kiwis and quinces, Oct. 27; olives, Nov. 3; and candied fruit and nuts, Nov. 10.

Saturday classes, from 10 a.m. to noon, include: pickles, relishes & sauerkraut, on Sept. 19; and dehydrating and freezing, on Oct. 17.

For more information, visit the Cooperative Extension Office, call (530) 621-5506 or visit the Web site at

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