Safely Preserving at Home

— Written By Brenda Talton

Safely Preserving at Home

 The Chatham County Center of North Carolina Cooperative Extension will be offering “Safely Preserving at Home”, a basic canning class. Learn the most up-to-date, research-based information for preserving safely.

We will be offering four identical sessions, Monday, June 3rd at 6:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 4th at 10:00 a.m., Monday, June 10th at 6:00 p.m. and Tuesday, June 11th at 10:00 a.m. The registration fee of $10.00 for individuals/couples covers class materials including the newest edition of “Ball Blue Book for Canning” and a CD of materials. Only one “Ball Blue for Canning” book will be provided to couple registrations.

Scholarships are available, considered individually. Fees are non-refundable. Class sizes will be limited so first-come, first-served. Registration forms can be downloaded on the Chatham County Cooperative Extension website at http://chatham.ces.ncsu.edu (go to Food Safety and Processing on Home Page, form is listed under “Links” to retrieve and print) or call 919-542-8202.

Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned home preserver now is the time to plan ahead and get prepared. Get the equipment and supplies out and inspect them so you are ready. Free testing of your canners, particularly Presto canner is now available through the Chatham County Center – N.C. Cooperative Extension office. 

North Carolina State University and North Carolina A&T State University commit themselves to positive action to secure equal opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, sex, age, disability, or veteran’s status. In addition, the two Universities welcome all person without regard to sexual orientation. North Carolina State University, North Carolina A&T State University, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and local governments cooperating.

Persons with disabilities and persons with limited English proficiency may request accommodations to participate by contacting Sam Groce, County Extension Director at 919.542.8202 or sam_groce@ncsu.edu or in person at the County Extension Office at least 14 days prior to the event. North Carolina State University, North Carolina A&T State University, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and local governments cooperating disability.