Although you can learn about canning and other preserving methods when the bounty is flowing, it’s easier to learn it in the off-season. Happily, the University of Missouri Extension offices in the Kansas City area are offering a series of classes on:
- Water-bath canning
- Pressure canning
- Freezing & dehydrating
Not all classes are available at all locations, but if you think you’re interested, here’s the announcement (PDF). Thanks to the Kansas City Food Circle and its bulletin board for bring it to my attention. I couldn’t find the announcement on an MU site, so I have made it available here.
I might add that the KC Food Circle is having its 11th Eat Local Exhibition of Farmers on two dates:
- 9:00 am to 2:00 pm, this Saturday (March 28) at the Shawnee Civic Center, 13817 Johnson Dr. in Shawnee, Kansas
- 9:15 am to 2:00 pm, Saturday, April 4, at the Roger T. Sermon Community Center, Truman & Noland Rd., Independence, Missouri
Details on on the Food Circle site.