Whether or not it was the additional time at dwelling due to the pandemic, DIY developments or rising grocery costs, there was a rise in dwelling meals preservation.
The advantages of dwelling meals preservation embrace storing meals when you will have extra produce than you may eat immediately and constructing a reserve of dehydrated and canned meals that may keep secure throughout an influence outage.
Nevertheless, dwelling meals preservation is just not with out danger. In accordance with Andy Hirneisen, senior meals security and high quality educator and workforce chief with Penn State Extension, one of many best dangers of improper canning is botulism, a doubtlessly lethal sickness.
To assist forestall improper canning, Penn State Extension is providing two “can-along” webinars. The webinars intention to supply steering on up-to-date and science-based strategies for dwelling meals preservation.
The 2 webinars are scheduled in June and July and can stroll contributors via the method of creating strawberry jam and strain canning inexperienced beans at dwelling.
“House Meals Preservation Can-Alongside: Strawberry Jam” will happen from 6 p.m. to eight p.m. Wednesday, June 1. The webinar will cowl the newest canning suggestions primarily based on U.S. Division of Agriculture canning pointers in addition to methods and suggestions to make sure a top quality jam or jelly. These can register here via Might 31.
The second webinar, “House Meals Preservation Can-Alongside: Stress Canning Inexperienced Beans,” will happen from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, July 6. Contributors will study present USDA canning suggestions and correct security steps when utilizing a strain canner. These on this webinar can register here via July 5.
“We’ve discovered loads in regards to the science of canning in latest many years,” Hirneisen stated. “Even when you’ve been canning for a very long time, it could be price testing the webinars to be sure you’re doing the whole lot safely and following in the present day’s research-based pointers. To my data, we’re the one extension system within the nation doing the can-along format.”
The dwell format of the webinars will let attendees work together with extension consultants to study in regards to the instruments and ask questions in real-time. The webinar additionally permits contributors to hitch from dwelling and learn the way the method works utilizing their very own instruments in their very own kitchens.
“An educator basically will look over the shoulders of contributors, serving to them alongside and answering questions,” Hirneisen stated.
Penn State Extension can be providing a sequence of different dwelling meals preservation webinars all through the summer time and fall on matters equivalent to strain canning, atmospheric steam canning and pickling.
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