Food Preservation Workshops are available!

When your garden yields a fresh surplus of produce, or when the farm stand has prices too low to resist, then it’s a good time to preserve your own food at home.

  • If you are brand new to canning and preserving, these workshops will get you off to a great start with the basics of food safety and home food preservation.
  • If you are a more experienced home food preserver, these workshops will help you update your recipes so that you can be sure you are preserving safe, high quality food for your family to enjoy year round.

Workshops will cover:

  • Up-to-date research-tested recipes & tips
  • Hands-on canning practice
  • Maintaining food safety & freshness
  • Supplies needed for home canning
  • And much more!

Both new and experienced home canners are sure to take away plenty of new ideas and recipes from these workshops!

All Workshops to be held:

5:00p.m. – 8:00pm
Richland County Extension
East Hall, Room 713
1000 Hwy 14W, Richland Center.
$20 per class

Jams, Jellies & Preserves: Thursday, June 13

Juicy berries, fresh peaches, ripe apples, and other fruits can be preserved in jams, jellies, preserves, or conserves for enjoying all year long.  This session will review the basics of safe home canning and supplies needed.  Recipes, special hints, and hands-on practice making a successful batch of homemade jam.  Register by June 7th.

Pickles & Relishes: Thursday, July 11

Pickling is one of the oldest known methods of preserving foods and a long-time favorite of home canners.  While cucumbers are the most popular pickled product, many other vegetables and fruits can be pickled at home.  This session will review fermented pickles and quick process pickles.  With high quality ingredients, a tested recipe, and a little know-how, you too can make delicious pickles every time.  Register by July 5th.

Tomatoes & Salsa: Thursday, August 22

Tomatoes are the mostly widely home-canned product in the United States, but to avoid spoilage and the risk of food poisoning, it’s important to follow a tested – and updated! – recipe.  There are so many ways to process garden tomatoes that the varieties are almost endless.  This session will focus on making homemade salsa, while also providing plenty of recipes for other types of tomato products.  Register by August 16th.


Workshop Instruction by: Chelsea Wunnicke, Richland County Extension Educator & Master Food Preservers

You are encouraged to sign up for all 3 Classes to get the full canning experience!

 Pre-registration/pre-payment required; first come, first served. Space is limited.

Registration fee for single class: $20/class per person.  Fee includes handouts, recipes & product to take home.

Food Preservation Brochure 2019

Make check payable to:
Richland County Extension

Send registration to:
Food Preservation Workshop
Richland County  Extension
1000 Hwy 14 West
Richland Center, WI   53581

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Chelsea at the Extension Office:
email: or phone: 608-647-6148