Master food preserver training offered locally
The Yakima County Washington State University Extension is
now taking applications for its master food preserver training, which begins in
Participants will learn the latest methods of preserving
food, including dehydrating, freezing, canning, pickling, making fruit spreads,
food safety and how to prevent food borne illness.
The course will begin with an orientation on March 29. There
will be six classes on consecutive Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., beginning
April 12. Each class will include lectures and hands-on activities during the
The cost of the course is $45 with a commitment of 35 hours
of volunteer service, or $125 if participants choose not to volunteer their
services. Those interested in registering for the course are asked to contact
the WSU Extension office (509-574-1600).