OSU-Clermont presents preserving the harvest summer workshops

Gardeners and lovers of fresh produce are often interested in extending the season’s bounty by learning more about home-preservation of fruits and vegetables. OSU Extension Family and Consumer Sciences staff teaches the basics of home canning and preservation during two interactive Preserving the Harvest summer workshops. The next workshop will be held on Wednesday, August 22, from 10:00am-4:00pm in the 4-H Hall kitchen located on the Clermont County Fairgrounds (1000 Locust St, Owensville). There is a $40 fee per class to participate that includes a canning book: So Easy to Preserve, pressure gage testing, workshop supplies and hands-on experience in bath and pressure canning. If you attend both classes, the price of the book will be deducted from the cost of the second class.

The program follows the life of some easy, economical, edible plants through the growing season to harvest, preserving and preparing simple, tasty, healthy recipes. Workshops address:

Basic food safety principles

How to use a water bath canner and a pressure canner

Canning tomatoes, pickling and making jams and jellies

Freezing fruits and vegetables

Accessing reliable research-backed resources from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, OSU Extension, etc.

To register or to learn more about Food Preservation, visit Clermont Extension at clermont.osu.edu, or contact Margaret Jenkins, OSU Extension Clermont County Family and Consumer Sciences Educator, at 513-732-7070 or email jenkins.188@osu.edu.

Clermont Extension is a non-formal education branch of OSU. The office merges needs of local citizens with OSU’s research through four focus areas: Family & Consumer Sciences, 4-H Youth Development, Agriculture & Natural Resources and Community Development. For more information regarding OSU Extension and resources, visit the website at clermont.osu.edu, Facebook at OSU Extension – Clermont County, or call the office at 513-732-7070.