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By Marc Lutz
Wrangell Sentinel 

Classes teach traditional to modern food preservation techniques


Marc Lutz/Wrangell Sentinel

A pressure cooker sits on display as part of an informative talk given by Sarah Lewis last Tuesday outside the Irene Ingle Public Library. Lewis, a Juneau-based university Cooperative Extension Service agent, talked about foods and gave demonstrations on various types of food preservation techniques.

Pickling and fermenting, pressure-canning and freezing were among the topics covered over three days of courses last week as members of the University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service taught food preservation classes in Wrangell.

Wrangell Extension Days were held from May 24 to 26 and offered nine workshops and a Certified Food Protection Manager exam.

Attendees at each workshop varied in skill level, with some just beginning their preserving journey to others who have been using some form of food preservation for many years.

"I do a little (fermentation) at home and I want to...

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