Grow and Preserve Your Own Food

WSU Extension staff & Mason County Master Gardeners will be at the Shelton library March 18. Plant. Grow. Then preserve, pickle and brine. Washington State University Food Safety staff and members of the Mason County Master Gardeners will give a presentation on growing and preserving your own food. The event is free of charge and will be at the Shelton Timberland Library (William G. Reed Public Library) from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, March 18.

First, you’ll get the lowdown on the best varieties to grow for preserving. Then, you’ll learn the basics of pickling, drying and canning your crops safely and efficiently. A WSU Preservation Information Assistant will demonstrate how to brine cabbage for sauerkraut. Last, if you use a pressure canner, you’re encouraged to bring the gauge to have it tested.

WSU Extension Mason County webpage.

The Timberland Regional Library-sponsored presentation is also supported by the Friends of the Shelton Timberland Library.

The library is located at 710 W Alder Street. For more information, please call (360) 426-1362 or visit the website.

March 14, 2014