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Seneca County Cornell Cooperative-Extension offering food preservation class on September 28

Seneca County Cornell Cooperative Extension is offering a food preservation class, focusing on fermenting vegetables and tea. The workshop will be held on Wednesday, September 28th from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the Seneca County CCE office, 3rd floor of the Main Street Shop Centre in Waterloo.  It will be led by CCE Nutrition staff and Master Food Preservers. 

Participants will receive educational materials, taste samples, and the know-how to safely make fermented foods at home. Cost is $10 and scholarships are available. Registration is required and space is limited.  To register online, please go here. If you are unable to register online, please call 315-539-9251.

Fermented foods are preserved using an age-old process that not only boosts the food’s shelf life, but also gives your body a boost of healthy probiotics, which are live microorganisms crucial to healthy digestion.

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This workshop will focus on how to naturally ferment vegetables and tea at home. Whether it’s your own harvest or locally purchased vegetables in season such as cabbage (Sauerkraut), carrots, and/or peppers found at our Farmers’ Markets and produce stands, delicious fermentation will preserve these foods well into the winter.

Kombucha is a fermented black tea product that is full of beneficial micro-biotics as well as antioxidants to aid healthy digestion and promote gut health. Research on fermented vegetables and kombucha continues to expand and demonstrates that the antioxidant and antimicrobial activity contributes significant health benefits.

Come learn the facts, the science, food safety, and nutritional benefits of fermenting at home in this informational workshop.