PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA
NIA HENDERSON, 8, of Placerville mixes pectin and sugar with fresh strawberries. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene
NIA HENDERSON of Placerville stirs a mixture of pectin and sugar with fresh strawberries as Master Food Preserver Penny Villanueva of Garden Valley looks on. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene
JOSH DORRELL, 15, of Camino reads instructions for peach jam with ginger before he begins cooking. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene
LEVEL CHECK — Ericalee Dorrell, 12, of Camino checks to see that the level of strawberry jam is no greater than 1/4 inch from the top of the jar as her grandmother, Master Food Preserver Claudia Littlejohn of Camino looks on at the Junior Jams and Jellies Class at the Marshall Building at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene
STRAWBERRIES are cooked before going into the jars. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene
CANNING JARS are filled with strawberry jam. Class participants are allowed to take one jar home and the other two are entered in the El Dorado County Fair. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene
NIA HENDERSON, 8, of Placerville mixes a pot of strawberries on a burner as mom Elena Delacy, left, and Master Food Preserver Penny Villanueva, of Garden Valley look on. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene
CANNING JARS full of jams and jellies are numbered and ready for entry into the El Dorado County Fair. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene
MASTER FOOD PRESERVERS assist parents and children in making delicious jams and jellies at the the Junior Jams and Jellies Class at the Marshall Building. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene

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