Preserving the Harvest: Canning 101
What: As the garden’s bounty begins to pour in, now is the time to learn how to preserve the excess to revel in all through the winter! Learn how to safely create “quick” pickles using vinegar, salt, spices, and sometimes sugar, using the “boiling water bath” method. This process will also prepare you to safely can fruit preserves of all kinds, including jams and jellies. We’ll cover locating safety-tested recipes, making reduced salt or sugar pickles, and more! All supplies will be provided.
Ruth Inglis-Widrick, MS, RD, is a former Larimer County Master Food Safety Advisor, and current instructor of food preservation at Colorado State University. Ruth and her husband enjoy preserving the vast majority of the fruit and vegetables they consume, from their garden and the Farmers’ Market.
Michelle Milholland, MS, RD is a board member for The Growing Project, and online nutrition instructor for Colorado State University. Michelle delights in finding interesting ways to preserve fresh, local produce.
When: August 7th, 5:30-8:30 pm
Where: The FoCo Cafe, 225 Maple Street
Details: $20 . You MUST RSVP. Tickets can be purchased HERE. Work trades and other trades are available to those unable to pay. Please email us if this is the case.