Currituck Extension holding on-demand virtual food preservation series

Published 5:51 am Wednesday, October 28, 2020

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By Olivia Patchel, Currituck Extension

NC Cooperative Extension, Currituck County Center is holding a series of free virtual home food preservation classes that you can watch at your convenience. Each class requires pre-registration to receive the YouTube link and class materials. Review the class offerings below to find out which class or classes you would like to view.

Making Jam – Learn the ins and outs of jam making so you can have delicious jam to share with your family all year long. We will be using a water bath canner to process this jam to be shelf-stable for up to a year.

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Pickling – Learn to pickle cucumber and other produce, which will be processed using a water bath canner. We will focus more on the process of making pickles or pickling in this class. 

Salsa – I will share with you my favorite spicy and sweet salsa that you can preserve using a water bath canner. In this class, we will focus on the aspects of using a water bath canner rather than the preparation of salsa.

Pressure Canning – Pressure Canning can be really scary because your neighbor’s, grandmother’s, sister had her pressure canner explode 30 years ago. Join us as we take the fear out of pressure canning. As a reminder, a lot of vegetables need to be preserved under pressure. There is no equivalent for water bath canning.  

As a bonus, anyone who signs up for any of the classes will receive information and a video on dehydrating fruit leathers. They are a family favorite.

Register at If you have any problems registering, please feel free to call us at 252-232-2261 and we will walk you through the process.

For more information or accommodations for persons with disabilities, contact



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