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The Pueblo County Extension office provides assistance and programs for citizens in five main areas: Agriculture, Horticulture, Family and Consumer Science, Natural Resources and 4-H Youth Programs.

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foodprespotPreserving the Harvest- Food Preservation Classes
Do you want to savor and save the goodness of Pueblo’s natural bounty? Learn how to preserve food at home safely while retaining high quality with the CSU Extension Food Preservation class series.

 

 

Classes in this series include:

foodprescanFermenting -Learn how to make and preserve sauerkraut, kim chee and other products. This class will cover equipment, processes and safety of fermented foods. (2 hour class.)

Jams and Jellies -Making and canning your own jams and jellies is easy! Learn the role of pectin in gelling and get hints and tips to get the right consistency. (2 hour class.)

 

foodprestomatoWater Bath- Hands-On Workshop -This hands-on workshop will hone your canning skills using the water bath method for high acid foods. (3-4 hour class.)

Pressure Canning -Learn what foods must be pressure canned and how to tell if your product is properly sealed. (2 hour class.)

 

foodpresfermentPressure Canning- Hands-On Workshop -This hands-on
workshop will teach pressure canning skills for low acid foods which may include meats, vegetables or chilies. Learn ways to prevent spoilage and illness. (4 hour class.)

Freezing and Dehydrating -Learn how to freeze fruits and vegetables quickly and safely for high quality products. Learn how to dry fruits, vegetables, herbs and meat.(2 hour class.)


foodprespickelPickling
-Class will also cover pickling fruits, vegetables and relishes as well as information on pickling peppers. (2 hour class.)

Photos courtesy of  The National Center for Home Food Preservation