Spring Home Food Preservation Series

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Workshop Times 6:30–8:30 p.m. (EST)

Are you interested in home food preservation but not sure where to start? Or maybe you just want to brush up on the basics of preservation. Join us for a free, virtual series featuring research-based information to help you preserve foods safely.

Spring Home Food Preservation Series

Series Details

April 8  – Introduction to Canning

This workshop introduces canning methods and discusses best practices for safe and quality home-canned products. This course will prepare you for the boiling water and pressure canning workshops. REGISTER

April 22  – Boiling Water Canning

This workshop is designed for those who wish to learn how to gain knowledge on how to safely can high acid and acidified foods such as fruit, jam, jellies, and pickles. Participants will learn the basic knowledge of boiling water canning. REGISTER

May 13  – Pressure Canning

During this workshop participants will gain knowledge on how to safely can low acid foods such as vegetables and meat in their home kitchens. We will learn about microbes that cause problems in home canning, precessing food in a pressure canner, testing for sealed jars, and proper storage of home-canned goods. REGISTER

May 27 – Freezing Basics

Participants will learn about appropriate foods for freezing, how to prepare foods for freezing, determine actions to take during freezer emergencies, and understanding safe methods of thawing. REGISTER

June 10 – Sweet Spreads

Participants will grain knowledge on how to make sweet spreads such as jams and jellies in their home kitchen. This curriculum teaches differences in sweet spreads, their safe preparation and to prevent spoilage. REGISTER

June 24 – Fermentation

This class will cover basics of fermenting, safely fermenting, and how to prepare and ferment sauerkraut and yogurt. REGISTER

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I participate if I live outside of one of the listed counties or outside of North Carolina?
Yes, everyone is welcome!
How much does it cost?
This course is offered at no cost to participants.
What if I can not attend the live sessions?
If you are interested in attending, please register anyway. We will provide the recording of the live session along with supplemental materials for participants following each workshop.
What is the benefit of attending the live sessions?
During the live session, participants will have an opportunity to ask questions, learn, and strengthen their network via group discussions with instructors and fellow participants.
Can I share this information with others who may be interested?
Yes! Please feel free to share with others. If you plan to watch the live sessions with more than one person, please complete the registration form for each person who will be participating.