STROUDSBURG - Home canning can provide quality, nutritious food for your family and be a satisfying and rewarding experience. However, improperly canned foods can be a source of frustration, wasted food, money, and time; and serious illness.

Learn up-to-date procedures on canning your own tomatoes, safely, so that you can enjoy them this winter! In this class participants will learn how to preserve tomatoes using a boiling water bath or pressure canner. Instructors will focus on specific techniques such as removing the skin, preparing tomatoes for juice or sauce, canning tomatoes, and preparing salsa. Dial gauge canners can be tested for accuracy for those who bring the lid.

The cost for the workshop is $20 per person or $30 for two adults from the same household (one packet of information). Both workshops are offered at Penn State Extension, Monroe County Office at 724 Phillips St., Ste. 201, Stroudsburg, PA 18360

There are two dates and times to choose from:

• September 11th, 7- 9 p.m.

• September 12th, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Choose your desired location and register online by visiting: or contact Penn State Extension, 724 Phillips St, Ste 201, Stroudsburg, PA, call (570)421-6430 or e-mail for assistance. You can pay by credit card online, mail in a check, or stop in the Monroe office to pay cash.