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Many people like to grow their own tomatoes in a garden, but what do you do with those tomatoes once they’re picked? The University of Illinois Extension will hold a tomato preserving class at the Christian County Extension Office on Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.


Lisa Peterson is the Nutrition and Wellness Educator with District 18 of the University of Illinois Extension. She says although the class is lengthy, participants will get plenty of necessary information from growing to stowing the tomatoes.



Peterson says growing your own food gives a person self-satisfaction, and the knowledge of everything used to grow what you’re eating.



Peterson says participants will make their own can of salsa at the class Friday. She says anyone is welcome to participate, but she asks that anyone under 17 be accompanied by an adult. Pre-registration is required by August 24, you can find out more information by going to the Extension’s website. You can visit their website here.

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