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Home canning extends garden bounty safely

Published: Saturday, March 8, 2014 5:30 a.m. CDT

Whether you grow your own food, shop the farm stands and markets, or u-pick farms, learning to preserve the season’s bounty can replace the January doldrums with the sweet tastes of summer.

Whether just starting out or updating your food preservation knowledge, join University of Illinois Extension nutrition and wellness educator Marilyn Csernus for this informative program from 1:30 to 3 p.m. March 25 at the DeKalb County Extension office, 1350 W. Prairie Drive in Sycamore. The fee for this program is $5 and pre-registration is preferred by March 21.

Topics covered include basics of food preservation, up-to-date home food safety guidelines, the latest scientific methods for preserving food safely, and testing dial pressure canner gauges. Participants should bring their canner lids to test the gauge for accuracy.

For more information, call the University of Illinois Extension office at 815-758-8194 or visit

If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, contact the DeKalb County Extension office at 815-758-8194.

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