“Gardens overflowing with shiny, red tomatoes and bright green pepper…orchards filled with sweet, juicy peaches…farmers’ markets piled high with fresh produce…seafood markets brimming with today’s fresh catch…it is so easy to preserve. Texas AgriLife Extension Service Family and Consumer Sciences in Fort Bend County will host “Preserving the Bounty”, a workshop event on Thursday, April 19 at the Extension office Annex located at 1402 Band Road in Rosenberg.
Canning techniques will include water bath and pressure cooker canning. Products to be canned include salsa (the number one condiment in the U.S.), bread and butter pickles, jalapeno jelly and green beans. Each participant will be able to take home one jar of each product.
The workshop will begin at 10:00 a.m. and conclude by 3:00 p.m. The cost of the workshop will be $50 and will include the four products, canning information for them and lunch. Home food preservation may not save you money – but, you will know what goes in the jar. Learn how to can fresh produce safely.
The preferred canning guide is So Easy to Preserve by Cooperative Extension The University of Georgia. This guide will be available for an additional purchase of $15, Seating for this event is limited. Deadline for paid registration is April 13.
Please contact Jacque Gerke, Family and Consumer Sciences Program Coordinator for registration information at 281-342-3034, ext. 7024 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Educational programs conducted by Texas AgriLife Extension Service serve people of all ages regardless of socioeconomic level, race, color, sex, religion, disability or national origin. Persons with disabilities who plan to attend this meeting and who may need auxiliary aids or services are required to contact Texas AgriLife Extension Service at 281.342.3034 five working days prior to the. meeting so appropriate arrangements can be made. The Texas A&M University System, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the County Commissioners’ Court of Texas cooperating