Two food preservation classes to be offered in July 

Published 11:03 pm Thursday, June 27, 2019

There’s nothing quite like reaching into the pantry and grabbing a jar of homecanned food. Whether it’s homegrown, picked at a local farm, or purchased from the nearest tailgate market, the summer harvest doesn’t have to be time-limited. By understanding home preservation, your summer favorites can be enjoyed all year long.  


With summer harvest time starting soon, many people become interested in how to properly extend the season’s bounty by learning more about home-preserving fruits and vegetables. 

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Those new to the process of water pressure canning can feel daunted by the activity. In reality, it’s very easy to do and extremely satisfying to complete! The key is to practice the skill in the presence of an experienced home preserver. That’s why the Cooperative Extension’s Family and Consumer Science Agent, Jimmi Buell, will be leading two different workshops to introduce local residents to the science and procedure of home canning.   


These two workshops, part of the summer’s “Canning and Preserving the Easy Way” series, will take place at the NC Cooperative Extension of Polk County, 79 Carmel Lane, Columbus, NC. 


July 10th – “Making Jams & Jellies” will be offered at 2:00 and 6:00pm 

July 25th –  Canning Vegetables will be offered at 2:00pm and 6:00pm 


The 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. workshops will last 2 hours, and will both cover the same material. A small materials fee is required for registration. 


Please call the Cooperative Extension of Polk County at 828-894-8218 to reserve your space for one or both workshops.  


Kerry Jones