Penn State Extension offering home food storage webinars


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by Penn State Extension

June 07, 2021

Penn State Extension is offering several home food storage webinars this summer.

Home Food Storage: Pressure Canning

Join us for Home Food Preservation: Pressure Canning to learn more about pressure canning at home. Pressure canning is the only safe way to preserve low-acid foods, such as vegetables and meat. In this workshop, you will learn the science behind pressure canning recommendations, as well as the basics of using a pressure canner based on current USDA canning guidelines.

In recent years, there has been a growing interest in home food storage. Canning is a method of preserving food that allows you to enjoy seasonal foods all year round. Although this method of home food preservation has been around for centuries, we’ve learned a lot about the science behind safe canning methods in recent years.

In addition to learning which foods should be pressure canned and why, you’ll learn about pressure canning safety. Today’s pressure cookers have built-in safety features, which make operating these devices safe and easy. We’ll provide research to dispel food storage myths and unsafe practices, and discuss practical tips to ensure a positive experience when pressure canning food.

the Food storage at home A series of webinars will provide you with the scientific background, preparation tips and safe processing methods for storing food at home.

When: June 22 at 1 p.m. and July 28 at 7 p.m.

Register here.

Storing food at home: ask the experts

Have you ever wondered why your canned peaches turn brown, why some of the liquid is lost when canning food, or if it’s safe to heat your canning jars in the oven? During the Storing food at home: ask the experts session, Penn State Extension Educators will discuss frequently asked questions about home food storage.

The public will have time to ask questions about canning, freezing and drying food at home.

This event is offered free of charge to participants. Registration is required to receive the access link to the webinar. Registrants will also have access to the webinar recording.

When: Monday, June 28, 2021 (12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. ET)

Registration deadline: June 28, 2021 12:00

Register here.

Home Food Preservation: Atmospheric Steam Canning

join us for Home Food Preservation: Atmospheric Steam Canning and learn the basics of atmospheric steam canning. In recent years, there has been a growing interest in home food storage. Canning is a method of preserving food that allows you to enjoy seasonal foods all year round.

Although this method of home food preservation has been around for centuries, we’ve learned a lot about the science behind safe canning methods in recent years. We’ll provide research to dispel food preservation myths and unsafe practices and discuss practical tips for ensuring a positive experience when canning foods with atmospheric steam.

We hope you can join us!

Registration is required to receive the access link to the webinar. Registrants will also have access to the webinar recording.

When: Wednesday, June 30, 2021 (1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. ET)

Registration deadline: June 30, 2021 1:00 p.m.

Register here.

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