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Meat Preservation & Dehydration Demo, Tasting

  • Saturday, September 30, 2017, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Meat can be preserved for longer-term storage through canning, drying, or freezing. According to PennState Extension, whether it is game from a recent hunt or product bought on sale from the store, preservation techniques provide the opportunity to safely consume meat products well beyond the time they were harvested.

Cornell Cooperative Extension Sullivan County (CCESC) will offer a Meat Preservation and Dehydration Demonstration Saturday, September 30, 2017, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm in the Catskills Kitchen of its Extension Education Center on 64 Ferndale-Loomis Road in Liberty.

CCESC Master Food Preserver volunteers will teach hands-on lessons on safely using a pressure canner, identifying and cooking low acid foods, and knowing when pressure canning is preferred. Volunteers will present a dehydration demonstration covering the advantages and disadvantages of dehydration, one of the oldest forms of food preservation. Discussion will include food safety, equipment, and methods suitable for New York State.

Participants will have the opportunity to taste prepared, dehydrated food samples and each person will take home a jar of preserved meat.

Cost is $35 per person or $30 per CCESC enrollee. Partial scholarships are available with support from Sullivan Renaissance. Anyone can enroll in CCESC for an annual contribution of $25.

At least eight participants must be pre-registered to hold this class. Registration with non-refundable payment is required in advance by calling CCESC at 845-292-6180, emailing, or using the link located on the left sidebar of this page. Payment can be made by check, cash, or credit. Additional donations for CCESC programs are appreciated.


$35 per person; $30 per CCESC enrollee

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Beth Johnston-Groth
Administrative Assistant II
(845) 292-6180 Ext. 100


Extension Education Center
64 Ferndale-Loomis Road
Liberty, New York 12754