One of the joys of summertime is the abundance of flavorful fresh produce, whether grown in your own backyard garden, shared from your family or neighbor’s garden, or from a local farmer. Cucumbers, tomatoes, green beans, sweet corn, squash, and more are all fresh during the summer but can be enjoyed all year long when preserved.
The “Yes! You CAN: Preserving Practice” is a timely seasonal program on home canning with an opportunity to practice preserving safely. During the program, you will have the opportunity to review the basics of home canning, receive the latest safety guidelines, and practice hands-on canning of salsa from produce grown at the Dixon Springs Agricultural Center. You will have a jar of food to take home and enjoy!
Two sessions are being offered for this salsa making/canning program on Wednesday, June 29 in the dorm basement at the University of Illinois Dixon Springs Agricultural Center. The first session will be from 10 am to noon and the second session will be from 2-4 pm. This program is open to both adults and youth age 12 and up.
There is no cost to attend this in-person program, but registration is required as space is limited to 16 participants per session. To register for this program call 618-695-2441 by June 27. The Dixon Springs Agricultural Center is located at 354 State Highway 145 N, Simpson, IL. For more information, contact Bronwyn Aly at firstname.lastname@example.org or 618-695-2441.
If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate, please contact Bronwyn Aly at email@example.com. Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time to meet your needs. University of Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment.
SOURCE: Bronwyn Aly, Local Food Systems and Small Farms Educator, University of Illinois Extension, firstname.lastname@example.org, 618-695-2441 ABOUT EXTENSION: Illinois Extension leads public outreach for University of Illinois by translating research into action plans that allow Illinois families, businesses, and community leaders to solve problems, make informed decisions, and adapt to changes and opportunities.