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Learn to preserve stewed and plain tomatoes for use later in the year with Extension.

If you have an abundance of tomatoes from your garden, local farmer or produce stand you may want to learn how to can tomatoes to enjoy later in the year.

Veteran canners may be interested in updating techniques for food safety and best quality. If you are, come join a public workshop at the Oregon State University Extension Service office at the Deschutes County Fairgrounds in Redmond.

The session will be taught by Glenda Hyde, OSU Extension Service community educator, and Master Food Preserver volunteers from 9 a.m. to noon, Wednesday, Sept. 25.

During the class, participants will learn about the selection and steps to safely can tomatoes with great quality. Then, the participants will have some fun preparing a jar of tomatoes and a jar of stewed tomatoes to take home and share with family and friends.

Everyone will get up-to-date, tested recipes from reliable resources and tips on entering these preserved foods at the county fair.


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