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OUS Extension is offering a class to teach parents how to preserve homemade baby food.

Making your own baby food can be economical and rewarding. Parents can reduce waste by preserving local or homegrown foods in serving sizes for the small appetite.

Reduce costs by taking advantage of seasonal abundance or sale items. Having preserved foods on hand increases convenience at home and while out and about with the baby.

Learn several methods of safe home food preservation, including freezing, canning and drying foods for the beginning solid food eater, at a June 20 public workshop at the Oregon State University Extension Service office at the Deschutes County Fairgrounds in Redmond.

Two sessions, taught by Glenda Hyde, OSU Extension Service community educator, and Master Food Preserver volunteers, will be from 1-4 p.m. or 5:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, June 20. Participants will prepare several easy recipes using techniques that produce high quality products and take home samples and recipes.

The cost of the class is $10 per person, and can be paid that day. Register in advance by calling the OSU Extension Service office in Redmond, at 541-548-6088, by Tuesday, June 18. The class size is limited.


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