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MI Food Preservation Course

Posted by kaninchenrabbits@gmail.com on February 24, 2018 at 9:55 PM

I've got some exciting news. I found out that the extension office offers an online food preservation course. I thought that after 5 years of preserving in various ways the class would be a breeze and it'd be cool to take and get the certificate. I have been wanting to take a Master Food Preserver course, which is a course similar to Master Gardener in that it's also offered by the extension office and involves lots of class time, education, and hands on training. Unfortunately Michigan doesn't offer such a course (but Indiana does). Michigan does however have the online food preservation course. I signed up and got started. The website is https://www.canr.msu.edu/foodpreservation/food_preservation_online_course" target="_blank">https://www.canr.msu.edu/foodpreservation/food_preservation_online_course.

Topics included:
Basics of Preserving Food At Home
Preserving High Acid Foods
Preserving Low Acid Foods
Blanching and Freezing
Jams and Jellies
Pickles and Relishes
Drying

There was something new that I learned in every section (5 years of experience is still not a lot compared to people who have decades). Overall it was a great course, worth the $10 and great for anyone who home preserves. Right now is a great time to take it while you're still in the planning stage for your garden, yard, homestead, and what you'd like to do this year. Take the course, think about what you can do or would like to do, make a plan, and go for it. Excellent home grown, home made, home preserved food awaits.




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