Home Life Food Food preservation classes to start in January

    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 coopext_archuleta@mail.colostate.edu 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.