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Food preservation program set for June 27

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Home grown fruits and vegetables often trigger a desire to preserve foods at home. While this can be a fun and rewarding way to keep foods long after the season ends, care must be taken to assure that home canning is done properly. Beginners are probably wondering “where do I start”?

A “Preserving the Harvest:  Food Preservation Program” is set for Thursday, June 27 from 10 a.m. –noon at the Wood County Extension Office, 618 S. Main St., Quitman.

This program will be an introduction to the basics of canning. Topics will include water bath vs. pressure canning, equipment, safety and procedures for vegetables, fruits and pickles.

Participants will receive instruction, resources, handouts, recipes and door prizes for attending.

There is a $15 per person registration fee for the program.  Space is limited to the first 25 people to sign up. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.  To register, please come by the Wood County Extension Office to sign up and pay the registration fee, or it can be mailed to the Wood County Extension Office, P.O. Box 968, Quitman, TX 75783. For more information, please call Angie Monk, county extension agent, at 903 763-2924.

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