Michigan State University Extension food preservation workshops cover a variety of topics custom to each workshops target audience. Food preservation topics include freezing, boiling water bath canning, pressure canning and dehydrating. MSU Extension food safety educators teach food preservation skills and techniques that will provide participants with safe, high-quality canned products. Using up to date research methods, participants learn how to successfully and safely preserve food.
To take this program go to http://campus.extension.org and type “Food Preservation Online” in the search box. You will be asked to create an account with eXtension.org
Instructions for registering and completing the Food Preservation Online training are available for download.
There is a one-time fee of $10 to complete this course.
“I found this class very informational and interesting. It helped with the understanding of why we follow the steps of processing as directed instead of doing what we would like to do.” - Flint Farmers Market Canning Basics participant
“This blanching and freezing class has helped me learn to save money by preserving fruits and vegetables I may otherwise have wasted if I had not been able to consume them before they began to go bad.” - Gladwin County Blanching and Freezing participant
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November 23, 2016 | Karen Fifield | Using a pressure canner to preserve meat can help you create a quick and easy meal for the future.
November 17, 2016 | Kara Lynch | Tips to freeze and thaw food safely for best results.
October 10, 2016 | Laurie Messing | Winter squash season is upon us, and there are plenty of resources to help you make the most of it.
October 10, 2016 | Christine Venema | Explore the bright colors of different squash varieties available at the farmers market.
September 8, 2016 | Beth Waitrovich | Fresh herbs can be dried or frozen for use during fall, winter and spring.
September 2, 2016 | Laurie Messing | There are a variety of ways to enjoy and preserve apples.
August 29, 2016 | Eileen Haraminac | As we near the end of summer, it is a great time to think about preserving vegetables.
August 29, 2016 | Jeannie Nichols | Follow these tips to enjoy fresh tomatoes this season and preserve them safely for later.
August 5, 2016 | Christine Venema | Properly freezing corn this summer will mean you can enjoy these golden nuggets during winter too!
August 5, 2016 | Christine Venema | Avoid botulism and spoilage by always acidifying tomatoes when preserving them at home.