Learn how to can or freeze fruits and vegetables at a class offered by Penn State Extension.
Two classes will be offered Aug. 30: "Home Canning Basics," from 10 a.m. to noon, and "Good Eating from the Freezer," from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the Penn State Extension, Loyalsock View Complex, 542 County Farm Road, Suite 206, Montoursville.
The class can help those new to preserving or those who want to learn the latest methods.
Classes will cover how to preserve safe, high-quality food using guidelines from the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture.
The canning class will show how to use the pressure and boiling water canners. During the freezing class, blanching and packaging vegetables for the freezer will be shown.
Participants can bring the dial gauge of their pressure canner to be checked at either class.
Gauges should be tested for accuracy every year. It is not necessary to bring the whole canner, and only the gauge is needed for testing.
Equipment will be on display and directions and recipes will be available to take home. The classes will be taught by Cathy Guffey, extension nutrition, health and food safety educator.
To register by Aug. 28, contact the county Extension Office at 433-3040 or email lycomingext @psu.edu.