UT Extension of Sevier County will be offering a Free Freezing Fruits & Vegetables Class on Saturday, June 6, 2015 at the Extension Office in Sevierville.
Free recipes, demonstrations, and updated research will encourage participants to consider freezing as an option for preserving food. The class is FREE, but pre-registration is needed by May 27. You may register by calling Linda Hyder, UT Extension, at 865-453-3695 or [email protected]
Many assume freezing involves just throwing fruits & vegetables in a freezer bag. However, it requires more thought. The quality, texture and flavor is affected by the preparation steps of freezing food. Even the containers and temperature play a key role in the quality of the frozen food.
Freezing is one of the easiest, most convenient and least time-consuming ways to preserve foods at home. The extreme cold stops growth of microorganisms and slows down changes that cause spoilage and affect quality in food. By following correct guidelines for freezing foods you can enjoy high quality nutritious frozen food.
Learn more about these guidelines by attending this June 6 workshop. Another helpful resource is the National Center for Home Food Preservation.
Freezing foods takes time, as well as does other food preservation techniques. However, the benefits of taste, and quality, plus saving some money, are well worth the cost of time.
The Sevier County Extension Office is located at 752 Old Knoxville Hwy. in Sevierville, Tenn.