May 13: Preserve Your Harvest Class


Join the Spiral Living Center on Saturday May 13 from 2-4pm at the Kerby Belt Building for a Food Preservation Workshop led by OSU Master Gardner & Food Preserver, Tracey Riggi.

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Get ready for your summer bounty! Join the Spiral Living Center on Saturday May 13, 2023 from 2-4pm at the Kerby Belt Building for a Food Preservation Workshop on Freezing, Water-Bath Canning, & Dehydrating, led by OSU Master Gardener & Food Preserver Tracey Riggi.

Preserving food harvested from gardens, fruit trees, and farms, keeps food to eat in times when less is available and provides a sense of accomplishment! Safe, scientifically researched methods for canning, freezing and drying are ways of preserving edible food at home for quick use later. Several benefits of choosing to use home food preservation methods include saving available food for later use, preference over commercially prepared products, family tradition or cultural practices and, accommodating special dietary considerations.

In this 2 hour class, you’ll learn 3 basic types of food preservation methods and which ones work best for certain foods, time, supplies, skills, and equipment needed. With 12 years of experience, Tracey will share tips and tricks on how to use up your harvest and maximize the nutritional content of your stored foods. This workshop is open to all skill levels and is a wonderful starting point for beginners or those who would like a refresher on preservation methods. Come prepared with a notebook and pen!

Class Fee: suggested donation of $5-$10 to cover rental and staff costs. Please register to hold your space by clicking “add to cart.” Donations are always appreciated, and no one will be turned away for lack of funds. We do expect this class to fill up! This workshop is hosted by Spiral Living Center, a 501c3 nonprofit organization serving the Illinois Valley since 2006. All donations aid us in fulfilling our mission.

The Kerby Belt Building is located at 24353 Redwood Highway Kerby, OR 97531.

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