Preserving Wisconsin’s Harvest – archives (2014)
May 12 Tips for a Successful Year of Food Preservation – Recording Evaluation Slides. The right equipment and the most up-to-date information will start the season off right. [Note: the recording of this program failed, but a similar program presented May 13 for Colorado State University Extension was successful. The recording is a link to the Colorado program.]
June 2 Home Freezing of Foods – Evaluation Slides. Freezing is an easy method of food preservation. Join us to find out how to freeze foods that your family will enjoy.
June 9 Canning Basics – Evaluation Slides. Whether pressure canning or canning in a boiling water canner, there are some basic steps to make sure canning is done right.
June 16 Making Jams and Jellies – Evaluation Slides. Learn how to make tasty fruit spreads that capture the taste of summer or fall.
June 30 Drying Fruits and Vegetables at Home – Evaluation Slides. Drying foods can be fun! Learn how to get started using this easy food preservation method.
July 7 Judging Home Preserved and Prepared Foods– Evaluation Slides. Ever wonder what makes for a ribbon-winning fair entry? Find out from a master fair judge! Becky Gutzman, food preservation program specialist (presenter).
July 14 Canning Vegetables Safely – Evaluation Slides. Turn up the heat (and pressure) to safely can garden vegetables.
July 21 Canning Tomatoes and Tomato Products – Evaluation Slides. Join us for tips on canning tomatoes tart and tasty.
August 11 Canning Fruits Safely – Evaluation Slides. The bounty of the orchard preserved for the winter, tips on canning fruits safely will be shared.
August 18 Time to Make Pickles– Evaluation Slides. Learn tips for making pickles that are safe enough for Grandma to enjoy (and tasty too).
August 25 Fermenting Foods at Home– Evaluation Slides. Sauerkraut, genuine dills and yogurt are delicious fermented foods easy to prepare at home.
September 8 Storing Fruits and Vegetables – Evaluation Slides. Learn how to enjoy the bounty of farm and orchard for months to come.
October 6 Preserving Meat Safely – Evaluation Slides. Dried, frozen, or canned – we’ll discuss tips for preserving safe, high quality meat.
November 3 A Safe Thanksgiving and Crockpot Safety – Evaluation Slides. Tips for preparing a safe holiday meal, and ideas for using your crock pot safely.
Archives of earlier content:
Chocolate! (Feb 11 2014). Slides What better time to focus on chocolate and other sweets than Valentine’s Day! How is chocolate made and why is it now said to be a ‘health food?’
Planning for a Successful Gardening Year (Apr 8 2014). Slides Often a bountiful harvest is linked to planting the right crops, at the right time. Learn what varieties work well in Wisconsin and tips for a successful gardening year. Mike Maddox, Master Gardener Program Coordinator.