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Registration open for home canning series

NC Cooperative Extension is holding a series of home canning classes from 1-3 p.m. at the Currituck County Center of the NC Cooperative Extension. Each class offers a hands-on experience using food preservation techniques. Each class requires a $15 registration fee.

Jams and Jellies, May 8

Participants will learn how to make fresh produce into jam and jelly, then experience water bath canning first hand.

Pressure Canning, May 15

Learn why a pressure canner must be used for some fruits and vegetables and how to safely pressure can fresh produce.

Salsa, May 22

Participants will be preparing two types of salsa – spicy tomato salsa and papaya-pineapple salsa – which will be preserved using a water bath canner.

For an introduction to food preservation, view the free online Canning 101 Class online at go.ncsu.edu/canning101. Pre-registration is required. You can register online at go.ncsu.edu/whatscookingsignup or by contacting the office at 252-232-2261. Class size is limited and reservations confirmed upon receipt of registration fee. Payments can be made in person at N.C. Cooperative Extension, Currituck County Center or by mailing a check made payable to “Currituck County” to 120 Community Way, Barco, NC 27917. Include in your check memo line the name of the class(es) you wish to attend. For a complete list of upcoming cooking classes, visit go.ncsu.edu/whatscookingcurrituck.

For more information or accommodations for persons with disabilities, contact Olivia Jones at 252-232-2261 or email olivia_jones@ncsu.edu no later than ten business days before the event.

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