Lunch & Learn:  Making Jams, Jellies, and other Sweet Spreads!

Date: September 15, 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 making jams, jellies, and other types of sweet spreads like preserves and conserves. We will discuss the difference between various types of sweet spreads and how choosing the right ingredients in the correct proportion is critical for success. We will talk about ways to prevent problems with sweet spreads – such as weeping or too hard or soft a product – and ways they can be prevented or corrected.

It takes place on Monday, September 16, 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 and will perform pressure canner checks for one hour before 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 .

Subsequent Lunch and Learn sessions will take place on September 23 (Canning Vegetables Safely), and September 30 (Canning Tomatoes and Tomato Products), also from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Iron County (WI) Courthouse.

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