Community Event: Food Preservation Class

Are you keeping a vegetable garden this year? If so, you might end up with more vegetables than you know what to do with. It happens to many of our readers and customers.

There’s nothing wrong with giving away all the extras, of course (usually to a food bank, since your neighbors can only eat so many fresh zucchini). But you may also want to consider learning how to preserve the food so that you can eat it through the winter.

Fortunately, Milwaukee County Extension is willing to help you do just that. They’re hosting a food preservation and canning classes on August 13th and August 27th.

They’ll even teach you how to turn some of those vegetables into your very own, homemade, delicious salsa. Of course, you’ll probably still need to buy the chips at the grocery store!

You’ll have to download, print, and mail off the registration form, which is why we’re telling you about it so early. You can find the form here.

The August 13th class is an “Intro to Canning” class; the August 27th one will actually teach you how to make the salsa. Both of the classes will be held at the County Extension Office at 9501 W. Watertown Plank Rd. Bldg. A, Wauwatosa, WI 53226.

This is a great skill to learn if you care about conservation. Your food literally becomes as local as it gets. In addition, canned fresh food from the garden is pretty tasty–much tastier than canned food from the grocery store.

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