Food preservation classes to start in January


By Terry Schaaf
Special to The SUN

The CSU Extension Office in Archuleta County is offering a series of classes on basic food preservation.

Each class will cover basics of food spoilage, food borne illnesses high-altitude adjustments and canning basics.

Contact the Archuleta County CSU Extension Office at 264-5931 or to register. Space is limited, so reservations will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

Cost for the class series is $45 if paid in advance. Individual classes are $10 if paid in advance or $15 at the door.

Each person in attendance will get to take home one jar filled with what was made, as well as class handouts.

January: Jams and Jellies. Jan. 13 and 27, 1 or 6 p.m.

February: Whole Fruit — Canned. Feb. 10 and 24, 1 or 6 p.m.

March: Pickling, Freezing, Drying. March 10 and 24, 1 or 6 p.m.

April: Tomatoes and Salsa — Canned. April 14 and 28, 1 or 6 p.m.

May: Vegetables, Pressure Canning. May 5 and 19, 1 or 6 p.m.