Lunch & Learn:  Canning Tomatoes and Tomato Products!

Date: September 29, 2013
Time: noon - 1:30 p.m. CENTRAL time
Location: Iron County (WI) Courthouse, 300 Taconite Street, Hurley, WI 54534 (Located on Highway 51, with helicopter and tank in front)
Contact: Lucia Patritto, 906-663-4045 or 1-888-MSUE-4-MI (select 2, select 1, select 46432) or e-mail

This Lunch and Learn session will focus on safely canning tomatoes and tomato-based products, like salsa. Attendees will learn how acid should be added to (almost) all tomato products before canning, even those that are pressure canned. They will also hear about the factors that affect acid in tomatoes, such as climate, soil, variety, and maturity. Different types of tomato products will be featured.

The session takes place on Monday, September 30, 2013, from noon to 1:30 p.m., (Central time) at the Iron County (WI) Courthouse.

It is jointly sponsored by Iron County University of Wisconsin Extension and Gogebic County MSU Extension.

The Lunch and Learn is an archived copy of one recorded earlier this year on the campus of the University of Wisconsin, Madison. MSU Extension educator Lucia Patritto and UWEX educator Andrea Newby will be available to answer canning and other food preservation questions following the session. Participants are invited to bring lunch or a snack, as they wish. There is no charge to attend, but registration would be appreciated so that seating and handouts can be arranged.

Please call UW Extension at (715) 561-2695 or MSU Extension at (906) 663-4045 to register. After hours callers may leave their name and the number of people attending. You may also e-mail or .

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