LIBERTY, NY — A comprehensive three-day Master Food Preservation Certification series will be offered by Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) Sullivan County on July 22, 23, and 24, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The series will be held in the new CCE Entrepreneurial & Teaching (EaT) Kitchen at the Gerald J. Skoda Extension Education Center.
The course includes the scientific basis of food preservation, hands-on experience in boiling-water and pressure canning, gelled products and pickling, demonstrations in freezing and drying, and a discussion of other methods of preservation. The program will be taught by CCE home food preservation experts, Katherine Humphrey and Judy Price, and includes pre- and post-tests. Evening study is required. Program participants will earn a certificate of completion, the first step to becoming a CCE Master Food Preserver.
Program space is limited so pre-registration with non-refundable payment of $375 per person is required no later than July 18. Cost includes instruction, a 340-page handbook and lunch each day. Participants will be sent home with prepared food samples. Registration and more information can be obtained by calling 845/292-6180.