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Food preservation (canning) update

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   Spring is here and your garden soon will be producing tons of vegetables and fruits. Or, you may want to take advantage of farmer’s markets, road-side stands or you-pick operations. Preserving some of that food for use later in the year will give you great taste and good nutrition and will also make memories for a lifetime.
   Join us for a canning update. All classes will cover both pressure canning for vegetables and boiling water canning for fruits. Sweet spreads (jams and jellies) and pickles will also be discussed. This is for the novice as well as the experienced.        

Canning recommendations have changed during the past few years and we want you to be safe. Seating is limited. There is an optional $3 fee for the workshop. You may pay at the door, so please bring the correct change.
   Levy County classes are scheduled for May 2 at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. at the UF IFAS Levy County Extension Office 625 North Hathaway Ave., Bronson. For reservations, call 352-486-5131.
   Dixie County classes are scheduled for May 24 at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. at the Dixie County Library, 16328 SE 19 Hwy., Cross City. For reservations, please call 352-498-1219.
These programs are brought to you by the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Levy and Alachua County Extension Services. For more information, please contact Muriel Turner at 352-486-5131.