Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Safe Canning Practices Class in Cottonwood

Saturday, August 22, an introduction to safe canning principles workshop will be held from 10 a.m. to noon at the Cottonwood Public Safety Building, 199 S. Sixth St. in Cottonwood. The workshop will be presented by Marta Elva Stuart, Family and Consumer Sciences Agent, who will introduce basic food safety principles to properly can foods using the hot water bath method for high acid foods and the pressure canner method for low acid foods. Free pressure canner testing will be provided from noon to 2 p.m. (we do not test All-American pressure canners). There is a $10 fee for the workshop and pre-registration is required. Make check payable to the University of Arizona and send to: Attn: Canning Workshop, Yavapai County Cooperative Extension, 840 Rodeo Drive, Building C, Prescott, AZ 86305. For additional information call the office at (928) 445-6590, ext. 225.

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