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‘Preserving Your Harvest’ class teaches participants to properly can foods

RELEASE DATE: October 28, 2015

TAVARES — The Preserving Your Harvest program, presented by The University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Extension in Lake County, will be held on Saturday, Nov. 14 from 10 a.m. - noon at the Lake County Extension Center, located at 1951 Woodlea Road, Tavares.

The class, which is part of the Saturday in the Garden Series, will help residents transform their extra produce into canned, frozen or dehydrated products that will last them well throughout the year.

“Using the wrong method to preserve food can result in poor quality, wasted time and even foodborne illnesses,” said UF/IFAS Family and Consumer Sciences Agent Julie England, who will present the program. “Even people who have been canning for a long time may not know the latest updates on how to properly can foods, especially vegetables and salsa.”

Online registration for the class is required and is available at https://presharvest.eventbrite.com for $5. For more information about this program or gardening in general, contact the UF/IFAS Extension in Lake County at 352-343-4101.  

No foods will be served or sampled during the class.

Participants are also invited to explore the Discovery Gardens, a 3.5-acre habitat next to the Extension Center, which is open from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Class participation is not required for entry into the gardens. 

The mission of the UF/IFAS Extension in Lake County is to develop knowledge in agricultural, human and natural resources and to make that knowledge accessible to sustain and enhance the quality of human life. The Extension service provides free consultations, as well as educational programs on a variety of subjects. The Foundation for the Gator Nation – An Equal Opportunity Institute.


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