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Extension service offers preserving classes

Got beans? Tomatoes? The Oregon State University Extension Service is offering a series of classes on how to preserve summer’s bounty.

Classes are taught by experienced volunteers, who will provide instruction and hands-on opportunities. The classes also will emphasize how to make sure all preserved food is safe.

Upcoming classes include:

n Summer Fermented Foods: Pickles & Mixed Vegetables, 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8.

n Laws of Salsa, 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 12.

n Fall Fermented Foods: Kraut & Kimchi, 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 30.

n Tuna Canning 101, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3.

n Emergency Preparedness at Home, 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7.

n All About Apples, 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Oct. 17.

n Pressure Cooking for Time-Pressed Cooks, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24.

n Holiday Gifts from the Kitchen, 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 3.

Pre-registration is require,d and class size is limited. Fees vary by class and include an instructional packet, recipes and sample products to take home.

The classes will be held at the OSU Extension Annex, 200 Warner Milne Road, Oregon City.

For more information or to register, contact the OSU Extension Service at 503-655-8634. Or visit extension.oregonstate.edu/clackamas/.