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SDSU hosts canning workshops

BROOKINGS — SDSU Extension will host several canning workshops as part of the Master Food Preservation Mentor Program across the state. Classes will be offered at the following area sites: July 23: Pierre, T.F. Riggs High School, 1010 E. Broadway Ave. July 24: Chamberlain, St. Joseph’s Indian School, 1301 N. Main St. July 30: Brookings, SDSU Foods Lab, Wagner Hall.

The topics covered will include cost effectiveness, equipment and supplies, selling your product, water bath and pressure canning, mentoring others and resources. The processing of low-acid vegetables with a pressure canner will begin during lunchtime. Participants are asked to bring their own lunch and will eat while keeping an eye on their pressure canners. Participants will use a boiling water bath canner as they process jams, jellies, and acid or acidifi ed foods.

The workshop is from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The cost for this program is $35. Pre-registration is required one week prior to each course. Register by contacting Lavonne Meyer at the Sioux Falls Regional Center, 605-782-3290 or Class size is limited to about 16 people per course, depending on the location.

— Source: SDSU Extension