june, 2019

sat22jun10:00 am12:00 pmCulinary and Horticulture Literacy SeriesFREE EVENT! No sign up needed.10:00 am - 12:00 pm


Event Details


Preserving the Goodness – An Introduction to Food Preservation Techniques


Learn different ways to preserve food including: dehydrating, steam juicing, vacuum sealing, freezing, canning and fermenting. You will hear how to …

– turn fruit into juice using a steam juicer and into snacks using the dehydrator

– turn cabbage into sauerkraut

– protect dry goods such as flour and rice using a vacuum sealer

– know when to use a boiling bath canner vs a pressure canner

– freeze your garden harvest


Preserving your own food can lead to a lower grocery bill, more control over what is in your food and the creation of less trash by reusing containers. In the middle of winter you can enjoy your garden harvest or a bounty from a farmer’s market by preserving the goodness.


Food preservation has been a part of Barb Brenner’s entire life: from helping her Mom can and freeze, to 4-H activities as a teen, to preserving her own garden harvest as an adult and to teaching food preservation classes.  Barb has earned the Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Master Food Preserver Certification.  Barb’s daily meals are made from the contents of canning jars, freezer containers or vacuum sealed bags/jars.  Fruits, vegetables and herbs are dehydrated for storage or for camping trips.  Cabbage and cucumber pickles ferment in crocks and fruits harvested from her property are turned in juice.   Barb is passionate about food preservation and enjoys sharing techniques, tips and samples.  Barb lives in Lima, NY.


(Saturday) 10:00 am - 12:00 pm