Thursday, April 17, 2014

Unique Food Preservation Books Available at Greene County Extension Center

Contact: David Burton, country program director
Headquartered in Greene County
Tel: (417) 881-8909

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Individuals wanting to learn research-proven best ways to preserve their garden produce will benefit from either of two books available for sale at this summer at the Greene County Extension, located inside the Springfield-Greene County Botanical Center, 2400 S. Scenic, Springfield.


The 112-page “Seasonable and Simple” cookbook is available for sale for $15. “Seasonable and Simple” is a guide that helps readers select, store and prepare fresh fruits and vegetables. The recipes use simple preparations and seasonings, so you can taste the goodness of a fruit or vegetable at the peak of its flavor.

The “Seasonable and Simple” book lists fruits and vegetables by their growing season — spring, summer and fall. Nutrients and associated health benefits are listed with each fruit or vegetable. This guide can also help you choose fruits and vegetables in season and get all the benefits — food that tastes good, is good for you and is reasonably priced


For those wanting to learn pressure canning and would like some recipes as well, the Greene County Extension Center is also selling the 196-PAGE book, "Complete Guide to Home Canning” for $18.

This book from the U.S. Department of Agriculture includes research-based recommendations for canning safer and better quality food at home. It contains seven home canning guides that cover topics like: scientific principles on which canning techniques are based, canning equipment, proper use of jars and lids, basic canning ingredients and procedures, how to achieve safe canned products, deciding how much to can, selecting and preparing foods for canning, and procedures for canning all types of fruits, vegetables, tomatoes, meats, jelly, pickles and more.

For more information, call the Greene County Extension Center at 417-881-8909. Information and order forms are also available online at


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