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Mysteries of Canning and Freezing Revealed

Union County, NJ – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce 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 October 11, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., at the Extension offices in the Union County Colleen Fraser Building in Westfield, 300 North Avenue East.

Pre-registration is required by October 9. To pre-register or get more information, call Judi Laganga at the Extension, 908-654-9854 (press option “2”). A $5.00 materials fee will be collected at the door.

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The Rutgers Cooperative Extension of Union County is supported in part by the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders. Rutgers New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station Cooperative Extension educational programs are offered to all without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, atypical hereditary cellular or blood trait, marital status, civil union status, domestic partnership status, military service, veteran status, and any other category protected by law. Rutgers Cooperative Extension encourages individuals with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you need special accommodations, have questions about physical access, or require alternate means for program information, please contact your local Extension Office. Contact the State Extension Director’s Office if you have concerns related to discrimination, 848-932-3584.