Food Preparation and PreservationMajor Program

11723

Total Hours

Contributed.

31240

Contacts

with Local Stakeholders.

124

Hours

of Multistate Efforts.

784

Total Number

of Volunteers Engaged.

Program Indicators

Number of Food Preservation Workshop participants reporting an increase in food preservation skills

2523

Number of Food Preservation Workshop participants

2538

Number of individuals who reported improved knowledge, opinions, skills, or aspirations regarding the safe storage, handling, preparation and/or preservation of food

7223

Number of pints of vegetables, soups, meats, or other value-added products canned through pressure canning

7648

Number of pints of fruits or vegetables dried

698

Number of pints of fruits or vegetables frozen

3296

Number of individuals who demonstrated safe handling and preparation and/or preservation of food

6677

Number of pints of fruits, vegetables or fruit/vegetable products canned through water bath canning (e.g. pickles, jams, jellies, sauces)

5931

Number of individuals who reported preparing more healthy home-cooked meals

5640

Stories

Food Preservation | A Sustainable Life Skill

Many individuals and families have had a renewed interest in food preservation in the past 3 years. Some are turning to the internet for instruction, but much of what is on the internet is misleading or just wrong. Safety when preserving food should be priority and research-based methods should always be used. With this in mind, the Grayson County Extension Agent for Family and Consumer Sciences, implemented several food preservation workshops in June 2023A total of 33 participants were reached ...

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Food Preservation | A Sustainable Life Skill

Stories Behind the Numbers

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