Full course description
This self-paced course provides research based information needed to safely and successfully preserve food at home. Participants of all levels of food preservation experience are welcome, including individuals with little or no previous food preservation experience. Anyone with an interest in food preservation and food safety may enroll. This course covers pressure canning, boiling water bath canning, steam canning, dehydration, and freezing. Highlights of the course include preserving salsas, pie fillings, pickling, sweet spreads, and harvesting and storage of produce.
After successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:
-Understand the basics of home food preservation
-Recognize evidence based food safety precautions
-Utilize step by step processes for home food preservation methods
-Prepare foods for each method of home food preservation
Module topics include:
-Before You Start to Can, Learn the Basics
-Steps to Successful Home Canning
-Salsa and Fruit
-Harvesting and Storing
Leslie Bertsch is a Nutrition and Health Education Field Specialist in the St. Louis region, serving St. Louis county, Jefferson county and St. Louis city. She is a Registered Dietitian and has over 10 years of experience with home food preservation.
Nutrition and Health Education
Course completion certificate
Participants of all levels of food preservation experience are welcome, including individuals with little or no previous food preservation experience.