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UMd. Extension Offers Food Preservation Class

Learn USDA-approved canning techniques for tomatoes, fruits, jams, and jellies.

Are you interested in producing more of your own food, either to save money or avoid things like "pink slime" in your food? If so, this class may be for you!

Food preservation has become a hot topic for Maryland residents, with increasing numbers of consumers interested in learning up-to-date techniques and safety procedures for preserving their garden’s bounty.

The University of Maryland Extension Office in Prince George’s County is offering a hands-on food preservation class to teach basic United States Department of Agriculture approved canning techniques for high acid foods such as tomatoes, fruits, jams, and jellies.

Held from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, June 2, 2012, this class will be offered in the kitchen at the University of Maryland Extension office at 6707 Groveton Drive, Clinton, MD 20735.

The class costs $35 per person, which includes a copy of the book "So Easy to Preserve" along with other handouts and materials.

Pre-registration is required because space is limited. For more information, or for registration materials, contact: Norma Fitzhugh, Administrative Assistant, nhfitzhu@umd.edu or 301-868-8784.

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