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Posted April 4, 2011 | Leave a comment
It is time to plan for summer gardens. Spinach, lettuce, and other cool weather vegetables can be planted now. Tomatoes, green beans, and other vegetables will be next in line. As you plan for your garden, start thinking about how you would like to process your vegetables. Do you want to freeze or can produce or both?
Next, if you plan to can, think about your canning practices and equipment.
• Do you have a pressure canner with a gauge? When did your local agent last check your gauge? Virginia Cooperative Extension will check your equipment for free!
Remember, food preservation is a science. It must be done correctly in order to have "safe" food products for your family. If you have any doubts about your equipment or canning practices, think about taking a canning class with your local Extension office.
VCE Frederick and Warren County Extension Offices will be offering three canning classes in May and canner testing clinics in June. If you are interested in any of these events, call Frederick County Extension at 540-665-5699 or Warren County Extension at 540-635-4549.
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