Ever wonder what to do with all your garden produce or perhaps you bought too many items at the Farmers Market? Don't worry, University of Illinois Extension will guide you in how to safely preserve and store your fresh fruits and vegetables.
Use the links to explore food preservation topics or register for one of our classes.
Currently, there are three types of classes you can take to learn more about preserving your fresh fruits and vegetables.
Want to learn what it takes to preserve food safely or perhaps you need a quick refresher? This in-person class is for you. This class will cover the basic equipment needed for canning, drying, and freezing your fresh produce and the latest information on ensuring a safe product. Educators will also offer time to test your pressure canning equipment.
Contact your local Extension office for the schedule or check our events calendar.
We are excited to announce our new online course for Food Preservation. This 8 module course covers:
The course is all online and the self-paced modules are easy to complete whenever it is convenient for you.
Course fee: $50
This course is brought to you in partnership with Iowa State University. Upon registering for the course, you will be directed to the site.
Back by popular demand, the Nutrition and Wellness Educators will be offering hands on workshops in canning salsa, pickles, and jams and jellies.
To participate in a hands on workshop, you must have completed the Preserve the Taste of Summer course.
Contact your local educator or visit your county website for the schedule.