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Master Food Preserver class offered

Posted 10/9/2013

We’re sorry, this Master Food Preserver class has been cancelled. If you have any questions, please email Lori Leas or call 702-397-2604.

Las Vegas is not known for home gardening but recently there have been quiet changes in backyards across the valley. Shade tree and shrub sales are down but sales of fruit tree and vegetable transplants are up. Las Vegans have been converting parts of their desert landscapes to local food production and liking it! What to do with all those apricots, grapes and zucchinis? Preserve them as jams, jellies, pickles and relishes.

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension is offering a Master Food Preserver class in Logandale on Friday, November 8 and Saturday, November 9, 2013. An outreach of Utah State University’s volunteer program, Master Food Preservers are taught, through hands-on classroom training, the basics of canning, drying and freezing fresh fruits and vegetables.

The Master Food Preserver class is being offered from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cooperative Extension’s office located at 1897 N. Moapa Valley Blvd., Logandale, NV 89021. The registration fee of $120 covers canning supplies, learning materials such as binders and manuals, and training by Utah State University Extension faculty.

The Master Food Preserver class teaches the fundamentals of home food preservation in six sections: canning, drying, freezing, pressure canning, pickles and relishes and jams and jellies. The course uses researched-based methods to train volunteers on proper food preservation techniques following USDA guidelines.

Class size is limited. For more information email Lori Leas or call 702-397-2604.

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