Presentation on theme: "Food Preservation and Storage Re-Skilling Workshop Presentation by Eva Cates and Donna Wellman August 12, 2009 Sponsored by."— Presentation transcript:
Food Preservation and Storage Re-Skilling Workshop Presentation by Eva Cates and Donna Wellman August 12, 2009 Sponsored by
Why and What to Preserve and Store? Food Preservation -- retarding the aging process and preventing spoilage, thereby maintaining taste and nutritional value.
Why preserve and store food? For your family’s health Cost effective Convenience Unexpected Events
What does my family need? What should we store? –Make a list of 4 days of favorite foods Four breakfasts Four lunches Four dinners Don’t forget the snacks Use this list to develop your food preservation and storage
Food Storage What space do I have? –Turn a closet into a pantry –Dried herbs and foods take up little space –Use bookshelves in the garage or laundry room –Wire shelves on the back of a door –Turn an unheated room into root crop storage More on root crop storage later –Boot out the dust bunnies and use space under your beds
What technique should I use to preserve food? Refrigeration and Freezing Drying Root Cellaring Fermentation Salting Milling Canning (Video)