2017 Home Food Preserver Series

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NC Cooperative Extension, Currituck County Center is holding a series of home food preservation classes from 1:00-3:00 p.m. at the Currituck County Center of NC Cooperative Extension. Each class requires pre-registration and a $15.00 class fee. Check out the class dates and descriptions below. Each Class offers a hands-on experience!

2017 Preservation Class Schedule

Salsa – July 3

Participants will be preparing two types of salsa, Spicy Tomato Salsa and Papaya-Pineapple Salsa, which will be preserved using a water bath canner.

Dehydration- August 28 – **CANCELLED**

Dehydration is a type of food preservation where food is processed at a low temperature over a long period of time. This forces moisture from food which is sometimes referred to as “drying”. In this class participants will be dehydrating fruit leathers, pineapple and apple rings!

Fruit Butters – September 8

Fruit butters are thick, smooth spreads flavored with fruit and spices. In this class participants learn how to preserve and prepare apple and pear butter. Once the butters are made a water bath canner will be used to preserve them.

For an introduction to food preservation view our free online Canning 101 Class here: go.ncsu.edu/canning101 . Pre-registration is required. You can register online at go.ncsu.edu/canningseries2017 or by contacting the office at 252-232-2261. Payment must be received within 5 business days of registering and can be made in person at the N.C. Cooperative Extension, Currituck County Center or by mailing a check made payable to “Currituck County” to 120 Community Way, Barco, NC 27917. Each class is limited to 12 participants so make sure you reserve your seat today!

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

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