Workshop series on canning, freezing coming in June

Apr. 22, 2013 @ 08:38 PM


Whether you grow your own produce or plan to buy produce at our local farmer’s markets, if you will be canning or freezing produce, you won’t want to miss Cooperative Extension’s “Can It and Freeze It Workshops” scheduled for June 18 and 25, from 6-8:15 p.m.

Learn the USDA techniques that, when followed, will assure you of safe products. Once you understand the various factors that can result in product failure, you will have more confidence in producing products that will be safe and less likely to fail, requiring them to be discarded. That saves time and money.

Topics covered on June 18 include:

• Canning basics

• Pressure canning

• Hot water bath canning

Topics covered on June 25 include:

• Freezing

• Jams and jellies

• Pickled products

• Drying

This informational and demonstration workshop will be held at the Granville County Extension Center at 208 Wall St. in Oxford. It is not a ‘hands-on’ workshop. The cost is $5 per participant for one or both sessions. Each person or couple will receive a CD with the USDA Home Canning Guide and light refreshments. The Ball Blue Book Guide to Preserving will be available for optional purchase for $7.50.

Registration is required by Friday, June 13. You may go to:> to access more information and a registration form. Payment (make checks payable to ‘Granville County’) with name, address, phone number and email address, can be mailed to: NCCE, Granville County Center, P.O. Box 926, Oxford, NC 27565; or brought to the Extension Center at 208 Wall St., Oxford. For more information, call Joan or Sandy at (919) 603-1350.