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Three-day food preservation course

LIBERTY, NY— Anyone looking to learn safe home food-preservation techniques or strengthen existing knowledge can take advantage of the popular Master Food Preservation three-day training from Tuesday, August 7 to Thursday, August 9. Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County (CCESC) offers this hands-on comprehensive workshop series from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day in the Catskills Kitchen of its Extension Education Center on 64 Ferndale-Loomis Rd.

Judy Price, Cornell Cooperative Extension home food preservation expert, and Diane Whitten of Cornell Cooperative Extension Saratoga County will guide participants through demonstrations of all food preservation methods recommended by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Graduates will earn a certificate of participation, the first step in becoming a certified CCESC Master Food Preserver Volunteer. Cost is $375 per person and includes instruction, a 265-page handbook and lunch each day. Attendees will receive food samples prepared during the workshop.

Partial scholarships are available. Registration with payment is required in advance: visit, email or call 845/292-6180.


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