by Larry Williams, UF/IFAS Extension Agent
Q: I’ve had a successful year with my vegetable garden and am looking for a class on how to safely can some of my produce. Does the Extension Office have an upcoming class that I can attend?
A: Yes! Jill Breslawski, UF/IFAS Extension Family and Consumer Sciences Extension Agent for Okaloosa and Walton Counties, is offering a free seminar this Wednesday titled Preserving the Harvest. This seminar is for the new canner as well as experienced preservers. Have you ever wanted to go to a U-Pick farm but don’t know what you’ll do with all the extra produce? Have you grown tired of veggies from a tin can that taste like–well–the tin can? Have an urge to stock your pantry with healthy and wholesome food for your family? This seminar will provide the right information for you.
Learn the different methods of canning; how to ensure a safe end product and much more! Have lots of preserved food, free from additives and oh so tasty is easy, fun and we’ll show you how!
This canning seminar will be held on Wednesday, July 15 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Extension Annex located at 127 West Hollywood Boulevard in Fort Walton Beach. There is no cost to attend but space is limited. Please call 850-689-5850 for more information and to register.