UT Extension Lincoln County is holding a two-day “Beginners: Canning College” beginning on Thursday, Aug. 10, and Friday, Aug. 11, from 1 until 4:15 p.m. each day in the Ralph Hastings Building auditorium.
The building is located at 208 Davidson Street East, Suite 116, in Fayetteville.
Scientific recommended preservation techniques for canning fruits and vegetables, making jams and jellies, pickling, freezing and drying and even canning tomatoes will be taught during the two-day workshop.
Participants will learn how to use both a boiling waterbath canner and a pressure canner, as well as what to look for when canning and interactive activities. Emphasis will be placed on preserving foods safely at home to avoid potential illness.
There is a $40 registration fee which will include a canning book, food preservation materials and the cost of jars and produce. Also, each participant will take home samples of their canning efforts. In order for extension staff to be able to purchase adequate supplies, they are requesting that the fee be paid in advance.
Dial gauge pressure canner lids can also be tested during the workshop.
If you would like to attend the program, please contact UT Extension Lincoln County by calling (931) 433-1582 to register. Please note that the class is limited to 10 participants on a first come, first served basis.
Please feel free to contact the extension office if you have any other questions about the canning college or any other programs offered by UT Extension Lincoln County.