4-H Tomato Canning Class
During the month of June, 40 Macon County youth received a free 4-H Garden Kit that included: tomato plants, pepper plants, giant cabbage and pumpkins, zucchini and squash seeds, a bucket, fertilizer and a tool.
On Monday, August 2, Julie Sawyer Family and Consumer Science Agent, in Haywood County taught a virtual Tomato Canning Class for Haywood and Macon 4-H’ers who participated in the 4-H Garden Kit project. Many of the 4-H families canned along with Ms. Julie. Ms. Julie taught them to can tomatoes using the hot water bath method. The recipe and instructions she taught by were from the National Center for Home Food Preservation and the recipe she used was Selecting, Preparing and Canning tomatoes.