Mysteries of canning and freezing revealed in Westfield

Canned CherriesUNION COUNTY – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders has announced a new class called “Preserve the Harvest,” conducted by experts from the Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Union County.

“With New Jersey’s rich tradition of home gardening, Preserve the Harvest is a great opportunity for Union County residents to learn the basics of safely canning and freezing, so home grown fruits and vegetables can be enjoyed all year,” said Union County Freeholder Chairman Linda Carter.

The class is scheduled for Friday Oct. 11, from 1 to 3 p.m., at the Extension offices in the Union County Colleen Fraser Building in Westfield, 300 North Avenue East.

Pre-registration is required by Oct. 9. To pre-register or get more information, call Judi Laganga at the Extension, 908-654-9854 (press option “2”). A $5 materials fee will be collected at the door.

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