Oregon State University's BASIC-4 class series and several specialty classes feature fresh, locally grown produce

The OSU Extension Service is planning food-preservation classes in partnership with Providence Milwaukie Hospital's Community Teaching Kitchen, 10202 S.E. 32nd Ave., Building 101.

Offerings include a BASIC-4 class series and several specialty classes and feature fresh, locally grown produce. Classes are taught by experienced volunteers who provide instruction based on the latest USDA recommendations, as well as hands-on opportunities to practice safe food preservation techniques and build self-confidence and skills. All skill levels are welcome to participate.

Remaining BASIC-4 Series of Food Preservation classes include:

Using Your Pressure Canner

6-9 p.m. Wednesday, July 19

Quick Pickled Vegetables

6-9 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 16

Fermented Foods

6-9 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20

Specialty Food Preservation classes include:

Treats from the Food Dryer

6-9 p.m. Wednesday, July 12

The Laws of Salsa

6-9 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 23

Tomato "Saucy"

6-9 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13

Preregistration is required. Class size is limited. Class fees average around $30. Limited scholarships are available. Fee includes instructional packet, recipes and sample product to take home.

For more information regarding these classes, as well as additional classes offered throughout the year, contact the OSU Extension Service at 503-655-8634, visit

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