cucumbers in canning jars, about to become pickles
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"Quick Pickling" is July 29th

Putting hot tomatoes into a sterilized canning jar for hot water bath processing.
Image by Sandy Repp

"Canning Salsa & Tomatoes" is August 17

kitchen scale surrounded by different kinds of apples
Image by Elisa Shackelton

"Preserving Apples" is September 9th

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Food Preservation Zoom Classes

  • Tuesday, June 29, 2021, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Thursday, July 29, 2021, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Thursday, August 5, 2021, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Tuesday, August 17, 2021, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Thursday, September 9, 2021, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Thursday, October 7, 2021, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Our colleague Diane Whitten, CCE Nutrition Educator and Cornell Certified Master Food Preserver at CCE-Saratoga, will offer a series of food preservation classes online on 6/29, 7/29, 8/5, 8/17, 9/9 and 10/7.  Register for one or all of these FREE classes on the links below. For more information or with questions, please contact Diane at dwhitten@cornell.edu.


Fermenting Kombucha & Jun
Tuesday, June 29, 6:00–8:00pm

Learn how easy and fun it is to make your own Kombucha and Jun, a tea fermented with honey. Health benefits of the probiotic bacteria in fermented teas will be discussed. Includes a demonstration. Link to Registration – Fermenting Kombucha & Jun

Quick Pickling
Thursday, July 29, 6:00-8:30pm

Learn how to pickle cucumbers and other vegetables, plus techniques for making a crisp pickle. This class will cover the basics of canning in a boiling water bath or steam canner, including equipment needed. Includes a demonstration. Link to Registration – Quick Pickling

Pressure Canning Vegetables, Meats & Soups
Thursday, August 5, 6:00-8:30

Learn the procedures for safely canning low-acid foods, such as vegetables, meats, and soups in a pressure canner. Includes a demonstration of canning green beans. Also, learn about the different types of pressure canners. Link to Registration – Pressure Canning Vegetables, Meats & Soups

Canning Salsa & Tomatoes
Tuesday, August 17, 6:00-8:30pm

Learn how to can whole and diced tomatoes, plus make salsa. This class will cover the basics of canning in a boiling water bath or steam canner, including equipment needed. Includes a demonstration. Link to Registration – Canning Salsa & Tomatoes

Preserving Apples
Thursday, September 9, 6:00-8:30pm

Apples can be preserved through canning, freezing and dehydrating. Includes a demonstration of making and canning applesauce, plus directions for freezing or canning your own apple pie filling. Link to Registration – Preserving Apples

Making Jerky & Canning Meat
Thursday, October 7, 6:00-8:30pm

Learn how to safely make your own jerky in an oven or food dehydrator. Canned meat is tender and makes a quick meal. Learn the steps to safe pressure canning, a process that can be used for preserving vegetables and soups too. Includes a discussion of proper freezing procedures and materials, plus a demonstration of canning meat. Link to Registration – Making Jerky & Canning Meat


Setting Up Zoom:

To download and install the Zoom Application:

  • Go to https://zoom.us/download and from the Download Center, click on the Download button under “Zoom Client For Meetings”.
    • This application will automatically download when you start your first Zoom Meeting, but installing before class is a good idea.
  • Once the download is complete, proceed with installing the Zoom application onto your computer.
  • Once Zoom is installed, click on the emailed Zoom link to begin viewing the class in Zoo


If you’ve never used Zoom before, learn the basics of joining a Zoom meeting at this site.

Fee

FREE!

Contact

Diane Whitten
Nutrition Educator, CCE-Saratoga
dsh23@cornell.edu

Location

This event is online

Last updated September 2, 2021