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UNL Extension hosting home canning workshops in North Platte

Nebraska Extension will be teaching a three-part series of classes focusing on home food preservation. The classes will be held on April 21, 28 and May 3 at the First Evangelical Lutheran Church, 315 West 5th in North Platte, starting at 6:30 p.m.

Nancy Frecks, extension educator in Dundy, Hayes and Hitchcock Counties, will be the presenter. All classes will emphasize the latest U.S. Department of Agriculture home food preservation techniques for safe home food canning.

Class topics are as follows:

April 21- Basic food preservation using a water bath canner. Discussion and demonstration will include fruits, jams and jellies. Each participant will take home a jar of strawberry preserves.

April 28 – Safely preserving tomato products and salsas. Each participant will take home a pint of salsa.

May 3 – Use of a pressure canner for vegetables and meats. Each participant will take home a pint of carrots.

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Pre-registration is required two days before the classes begin. There is a $10 fee for each class or $25 if all three are registered for by April 19 at the Lincoln-Logan-McPherson Extension Office, 348 W. State Farm Road in North Platte.

If you have any questions about the Home Canning Workshops, please call David Lott at (308) 532-2683.

-UNL Extension