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Do you enjoy or want to learn about canning and freezing fruits and vegetables, making homemade jams and jellies, or try your hand at pickling foods?

You have an opportunity to take the Master Food Preserver course.

Purdue Extension Johnson County is offering a series of classes on safe food preservation techniques through the Master Food Preserver Program in Franklin, Indiana. Purdue Extension Master Food Preservers will provide the instructional course work and preservation labs.

The Master Food Preserver course will be offered in Central Indiana on the following dates from 9 AM – 4:30 PM at Scott Hall on the Johnson County Fairgrounds, 100 Fairgrounds Street, Franklin, IN.

August Series                                      Topic

Mon., July 31, 2017                                Food Safety & Freezing Food

Tues., August 1, 2017                            Boiling Water Process

Wed., August, 2 2017                             Pressure Canning

Thurs., August 3, 2017                           Pickling & Drying Foods

Fri., August 4, 2017                                Jams & Jellies


Each session consists of lectures including hands-on laboratory food preservation activities. Participants will take home some product from each lab session.

For more information or to register for the program, contact: Stacey (Faith) Grogg, or (317) 736-3724. Cost is $150 for the 5-day course and includes Master Food Preserver notebook, preservation resource, and lab materials. Register early as classes typically fill up 3 months out. Class size is limited to 8 persons.


Additional Home Food Preservation Websites you may find helpful: 

The National Center for Home Food Preservation is an excellent, up-to-date resource for new and experienced home food preservationist.

Fresh Preserving is a local Indiana site that is the home of Ball Brand products, tested recipes and instructional videos.