Online Food Preservation Class Offered

Canning garden produce might seem like an unusual thing to have on the mind when there is snow on the ground, but winter can be a great time to brush up on home food preservation skills. Our neighbors to the west, University of Idaho Extension, invite you to enroll in Preserve@Home, an online six-week food preservation class that teaches a variety of skills. Each lesson includes online text content, which can be downloaded and printed or read online, online bulletin board, open-book quizzes, and a weekly real-time chat with instructors and classmates. Participants learn how to produce high-quality, preserved foods and the science behind food preservation and food safety.

The registration deadline is Monday, January 14, 2019 with a fee of $35. The first lesson of the six-week course opens online on Thursday, January 17 at 1 pm MST. The weekly online chat session for the first lesson will be on Thursday, January 24 from 1:00 to 1:45 p.m. MST. The lesson topics are foodborne illness, canning basics, canning high acid and low-acid foods, canning specialty foods, freezing and drying. Contact Laura Sant at or 208-852-1097. Class size is limited. If you are interested, take a moment to get registered.

We hope in 2019 that you can enjoying the bounty of each moment while looking ahead in preparation for the seasons to come!