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Learn to Dehydrate Food at Nature Center Class
Learn to Dehydrate Food at Nature Center Class

Jamestown, NY – As you collect the summer’s bounty, you can learn the ins and outs of drying food at the Audubon Nature Center.

Part of the Taste of Nature Series, “Drying Food” is scheduled for Tuesday, August 11, at 6:30 p.m. The one-hour class will cover the basics of food dehydration including methods, preparation, and food safety. Samples may be available to taste.

Preserving food by drying is the oldest known method of food preservation, dating back thousands of years. Drying preserves food by removing sufficient moisture to prevent the growth of spoilage and illness-causing microorganisms. Along with canning and freezing, drying food in another option to store fruit, vegetables, meat, and herbs that you harvest or purchase from local farms or stores.

Instructor Katie Finch is a naturalist at the Nature Center, a lover of food, and an alumnus of the Cornell Master Food Preserver classes.

Fee is $10 or $8 for Friends of the Nature Center and children ages 9-15.

Reservations are required by Friday, August 7. Call (716) 569-2345 or use the on-line form by clicking on “Taste of Nature: Drying Food” at www.jamestownaudubon.org.

Nature Center education programs are funded with support from the Carnahan Jackson Foundation, Jessie Smith Darrah Fund, Holmberg Foundation, Hultquist Foundation, Johnson Foundation, and Lenna Foundation.

The Audubon Nature Center is at 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown, New York, and Warren, Pennsylvania.

To learn more about the Nature Center and its many programs, call (716) 569-2345 or visit www.jamestownaudubon.org.

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