As Oregon berries start to appear in stores and at farmers markets, the OSU Extension Service in Tillamook is offering a way to stretch berry season out all year long.

“Canning Fruits, Pie Fillings, Jams & Jellies” will run from 1 to 4 pm on Saturday, June 29, at the OSU Extension Meeting Room, 4506 Third Street.

The class will feature the latest techniques and recommendations for canning fruits, jams and jellies with commercial pectin and fruit pie fillings with Clear-Jel A, a modified starch that doesn’t separate during storage. Participants will also try their hand at canning both jam and fruit pie filling and take home a jar of their own hand-canned creations.

Cost is $15 for supplies and handouts if pre-registered by the Thursday prior to the class or $20 thereafter. Classes with low registrations might be cancelled.

To register, go to http://bit.ly/TillamookFoodPreservation, drop by the OSU Extension Service at 4506 Third Street or call 503-842-3433.

Other food preservation classes to be held this summer include “Canning Fish, Meat, Poultry & Vegetables,” from 10 am to 2 pm on Saturday, July 20, and “Canning Pickles, Tomatoes & Salsa,” from 10 am to 1 pm on Saturday, Aug. 24.

The Extension Service also loans out electric water bath canners that allow people to process larger amounts of produce at one time without tying up their stovetop.

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