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Food Preservation Series

Are you looking to learn how to preserve your own food through home canning? Home canning is an excellent way to turn foods grown in your garden or in your local area into a creation of art that you can eat!

Using proper canning methods is extremely important in keeping your family safe when eating home canned foods. Improper canning methods can result in the production of C. Botulinum, which is responsible for the illness known as Botulism. Botulism mimics a stroke and results in facial paralysis, drooping eyelids, drooling, and in severe cases, can lead to death.

Join our food preservation series to learn proper procedures and know where to find research-based recipes for your canning needs! Class schedule is as follows:

  • Monday, June 3, 2019, from 2–5 p.m.: Canning Fruits and High Acid Foods
  • Saturday, July 13, 2019, from 10 a.m.–1 p.m.: Canning Fruits and High Acid Foods
  • Saturday, August 24, 2019, from 10 a.m.–1 p.m.: Canning Vegetables and Low Acid Foods

Registration is $10 per class. Please register by emailing Cassidy Hall at cdhobbs3@ncsu.edu AND mailing or dropping off your $10 registration fee at the Wilson Ag Center.