Food Preservation Classes Offered Through Watauga Cooperative Extension

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Three food preservation classes will be offered through the Watauga County office of N.C. Cooperative Extension.

Choose to attend one, two, or all three classes. Cost is $10 per class, or attend all 3 for $25.

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Class one: Hands-on Canning Class, Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.. Learn how to safely can produce during a hands-on class led by Extension Agent Margie Mansure. You will learn how to use both a pressure canner and a boiling water bath.

Class two: Pickle, Chutney and Kraut Making Demonstration, Thursday, August 24th : 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.. Whether you have a productive garden, or just got a great deal at the farmers’ market, pickling is an easy and delicious way to put up the summer bounty. We will demonstrate several types of pickles, including dilly beans, a fruit chutney, and sauerkraut.

Class three: Hands-on Jams and Jellies Class, Friday, August 25th, 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m..

Classes will be held at Agricultural Conference Center, 252 Poplar Grove Rd., Boone.

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Class size limited, so ensure your spot by making payment at the Watauga Extension Center, 971 West King St, Boone. Or, you may call our office to sign up at 828-264-3061 and mail in your check, made payable to Watauga NCCES. We are not set up to take credit cards.