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.