Food Preservation Basics Workshop

URI Food Preservation Basics -a two session hands-on workshop
More people are growing their own produce and buying locally grown too. But, a successful garden may mean that you have to find a way to preserve your bounty! While some home food preservation techniques are more difficult than others, it is most important to know how to preserve food safely.

Nicole Richard, Cooperative Extension Food Safety Specialist with the Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences, and Sejal Lanterman, Cooperative Extension Educator, at the University of Rhode Island, will present a two session "hands-on" workshop on Thursdays, March 7th and 14th, from 5:30-8:30 pm. The first session will include an overview of safe canning methods and a hands-on activity using hot water bath canning. The second session will include a review of freezing and drying techniques for high quality and safety and a hands-on activity demonstrating the pressure canner. Both sessions will be held in the Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences Foods Lab located in Ranger Hall room #107 on the URI Kingston campus. Directions and building location can be found at


There is a $50 registration fee that includes a copy of the Ball Blue Book: Guide to Preserving, supplies for the "hands-on" food preservation activities, and a light dinner. There must be a confirmed preregistration minimum of 8 participants for the workshop to be held and the maximum occupancy is 12 participants.

Contact Nicole Richard at [masked] or[masked] for registration information.

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  • Patty

    I misunderstood that we each had to contact Nicole, so I am too late to go. Have fun.

    March 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry, it's the Taunton Garden Clubs monthly meeting and as it's lone male and that I'm one of the hosts this month I'll be attending that. See you next time.

    March 4, 2013

  • amanda

    the website says that this class is full, unfortunately.

    March 3, 2013

  • Mark B.

    will be NESEA conference in Boston that day. When is the next one?

    March 2, 2013

  • Joanne

    most likely plan to attend

    February 20, 2013

  • Lisa S.

    I'd love to come but with work and travel from providence I can't make it until 6:30ish. Please let me know about other events on the weekend or if in the evening again in Providence or with a later start time. Thanks!

    February 20, 2013

  • Mark H.

    looking forward to attending

    February 20, 2013

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