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In the Kitchen

N.C. Cooperative Extension, Currituck County Center is holding a series of FREE virtual home canning classes from Noon–1 p.m. via Zoom each Friday throughout the month of June. Each class requires pre-registration to receive the Zoom link and class materials. Participants will receive prizes for attending class and a canning ebook for registering. Review the class schedule below to find out which class or classes you would like to attend.

2020 Preservation Class Schedule

June 5 – 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.

June 12 – 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.

June 19 – 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.

June 26 – 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.

And 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 today 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 please contact Olivia Patchel via, email, no later than ten business days before the event.

Check out our Intro to Canning video below before class to understand the basics.