Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Dehydration demonstration

Autumn in north east Victoria has to be the best time of year, and Saturday was the perfect day for Neil Padbury to share his experience with us, with another way to make the most of your bumper crop. 

We looked at two methods for dehydrating produce - using an electric dehydrating unit and traditional natural dehydration with the help of the sun and the wind.  He also discussed the different ways to keep the colour in the produce such as lemon juice or sulphur dipping. Compare the two jars of figs in the bottom right hand corner photo. The jar on the right is completely natural, while the one on the left has been treated with sulphur - such a difference.

Remember we have dehydration units for garden members to borrow, and its a great way to try before you invest in your own unit. If you are interested in more details on hiring the dehydration, preserving or passata kits, get in touch via the Contact Form on the "Contact Us" tab or send an email to yackandandahcg@gmail.com

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