Cornell Cooperative Food Preservation Classes

Sessions on Aug. 29 and Sept. 10 in Patterson

Recently there has been a resurgence of interest in preserving and pickling seasonal produce and fruits. Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) of Putnam County is offering classes as part of a Garden to Table Program through a grant from United Way of Westchester and Putnam with additional funds provided by the Rotary Club of Carmel, New York.

Master food preservers and CCE staff will share information and demonstrate the process with anyone interested in the basics of Pickling 101 for classic pickles plus other seasonal produce, including beans and tomatoes, on Saturday, Aug. 29, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

On Thursday, Sept. 10, 4 to 6:30 p.m., there will be an additional class, Favorite Jams and Jellies. Learn how to preserve the flavor of those great end-of-summer fruits. Register by Sept. 16.

Prepare late-season fruits to become jams and chutneys to enjoy all winter during the Last of the Harvest workshop on Wednesday, Sept. 23, from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Register by Sept. 16.

Classes will be held at Camp Herrlich, 101 Deacon Smith Hill Road in Patterson. There is a $35-per-person fee. Early registration is recommended, as space is limited; contact Cornell Cooperative Extension at 845-278-6738 or visit putnam.cce.cornell.edu.


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