Safely Preserving Food at Home

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Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned home food Food Preservationpreserver, following tested food safety principles when preserving food is critical to the safety of your finished product as well as the people you share it with. With the harvest season in full swing it is a great time to learn these safe principles  and get some hands on experience in the basics of home food preservation. Join Julie Sawyer, Family & Consumer Science Extension Agent with Macon County Extension for the Safely Preserving Food at Home class.

Participants will:

  • Learn the science behind safely canning high and low acid foods.
  • Learn the latest research based information on how and when to safely use a Pressure Canner and a Hot Water Bath Canner.
  • Learn how altitude affects time and pressure.
  • Receive tested recipes, handouts and trusted resource information.
  • Get their pressure gauge tested if they bring it.
  • Learn what supplies they need to start canning.
  • Participate in a hands on experience actually canning some local produce.

The Safely Preserving Food at Home class will take place on Wednesday, August 31 from 9:30 -1:30 p.m. at the Macon County Extension Office, 193 Thomas Heights Rd., Franklin, NC  28734. The cost of the class will be $10.00 per person. To register or for more information call 828-349-2046 or email Julie Sawyer at: julie_sawyer@ncsu.edu.