One-day food preservation class planned in Homer

colorful food preserved in home canning jars
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Learn the fundamentals of safely preserving meat and vegetables in jars such as these in a Cooperative Extension Service workshop Nov. 12 in Homer.

Learn to preserve meat and vegetables in jars safely during a one-day class in Homer.

Julie Cascio, a health, home and family development agent with the University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service, will teach the class. Participants will learn how to heat-process low-acid food in jars; use and care for a pressure canner; prepare meat, fish and vegetables to place in jars; and make stock and soup.

Participants in this hands-on class also will learn to determine if the canned product is correctly processed and sealed, as well as how to store canned food. If time allows, Cascio will discuss general tips for freezing foods. This is a lab, so bring an apron to wear.

The class will be held from 1-5 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 12, at The Classic Cook Kitchen, 378 East Pioneer Ave., Homer. The cost is $25. 

Register at Registration deadline is 3 p.m. Nov. 10. 

Accommodation requests related to a disability should be made five business days in advance to Theresa Isaac at, 907-746-9481. Language services, such as interpretation or translation of vital information, will be provided free to individuals with limited English proficiency upon request to Alda Norris,