Drying Food Public Workshop

Getting ready for a season of hiking and backpacking? Maybe you need some quick snacks to Grab-and-Go to the park. You’ll need lightweight foods that don’t need refrigeration. Save some money and preparation time by making your own dried foods and herbs.

Learn the principles of drying food and how to enjoy some of your favorite foods year round by practicing safe preparation of foods at a “hands-on” workshop taught by OSU Extension Instructor Katie Ahern and Master Food Preservers Mary Lowe and Gayle Hoagland. Participants will make jerky that is safe from harmful bacteria and taste a variety of dried fruits and veggies in recipes prepared in the class. The class will be on Thursday, May 9, at the OSU Deschutes County Extension office at the Fairgrounds in Redmond, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM.  Cost of the workshop is $15.00.  The registration fee includes products made in the lab and “how-to” booklets. Class size is limited. The deadline for registration is May 7. Call to register at the OSU Deschutes County Extension office at 541-548-6088.