Gardeners and other lovers of fresh produce are often interested in extending the season's bounty by preserving fruits and vegetables and meats at home. Ohio State University Extension Family and Consumer Sciences teach the basics of home canning and preservation through demonstrations and workshops. These classes emphasize the science behind preservation so that everyone who cans or freezes fresh fruits and vegetables understands why certain procedures must be followed precisely to ensure a high-quality, safe product that they and their family can enjoy.
Join OSU Extension educators in Coshocton County for one or more of these free workshops. All classes are on Monday evenings beginning at 6:00 pm. Canning Basics will be May 13 at the County Services Building, Making Jams and Jellies will be June 10 at the Coshocton Public Library, Quick Pickles will be July 15 at the Walhonding Valley Fire Station, Fermentation: Sauerkraut and more will be August 12 at Coshocton Christian Tabernacle, and Canning Meat will be September 16 at the County Services Building.
Pressure canner gauges should be tested for accuracy each year. Canners can be tested for $5 on May 13 or June 10 prior to class from 5:00 - 6:00 pm. To ensure adequate materials are available, please RSVP for all classes by calling Coshocton County Extension at 740-622-2265. Get more detailed information at coshocton.osu.edu.