Local produce preserving and canning course went down well

On Saturday Sept 30, 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Nechako Valley Food Network hosted a free workshop on food preservation at St. Joseph’s kitchen.

Twelve participants spanning 40 years in age, worked together for 8 hours to produce 72 jars of canned foods, plus dried and frozen foods.

“They all had a great haul to take home at the end of the day. Such a great bunch of people who worked hard and made for an enjoyable day,” says workshop instructor Michelle Fraser Racher.

The workshop demonstrated the basics of preserving vegetables and meat safely with a pressure canner, water bath canner, dehydrator, and blanching/freezing.

The event was a huge success for the participants who left with their arms full of canned food, printed resources on canning and food producing, as well as a greater knowledge and comfort level in canning foods safely at home.

The produce came from four local food producers – Borno Farm, Felicity Farm, Bioscape Farm and Steve Hutchinson.

Funding for the workshop was provided by the Regional District of Bulkley Nechako.

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