The University of Illinois Extension Office is preparing to host a tomato growing and preserving workshop today at the Christian County Extension Office. Those in the class will learn various tips and tricks to growing tomatoes in their gardens, as well as the proper method to canning and preserving those tomatoes to enjoy throughout the year.
Lisa Peterson is a Nutrition and Wellness educator at the U of I Extension office, and is one of the presenters of the workshop. She says when canning, you always want to use a tested recipe to make sure that you have safely preserved your food.
There are several methods to canning your foods, but when it comes to Tomatoes, Peterson says one thing you want to do is always add an acid.
Peterson appeared as a guest on the Newstalk WTIM Morning Show.