Learn to make homemade jams and jellies

Published 10:00 pm Thursday, July 28, 2016

It’s not your grandmother’s way any more 

Making jellied products is not difficult, but it is important to follow reliable, tested recipes. Safe practices have changed since our grandmother’s time. For example, the use of paraffin wax is no longer recommended.

Why does my jam have foam on top and how do I get rid of it? Can I use less sugar? Do I have to use pectin? These are some of the questions we are asked during the canning season. There are lots of myths and incorrect answers out there on the internet.

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So, if you have questions and want to learn the correct way of making jams and jellies, come to the Jams and Jellies Workshops taught by the Polk County Extension Service on Monday, August 15 at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Both classes will cover the same material.

Please call the Polk County Cooperative Extension Service at 894-8218 and reserve your space. There is a small fee for the class.

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by Jimmi Buell