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Interested in learning to preserve your own foods? We have the series for you! Learn how to preserve your foods in our home food preservation series where you can learn about water-bath canning, pressure canning, and pickling! Make sure you have the following dates down to attend one or all of our canning workshops.

Below is a list of the classes with a brief description. You can register for the classes by clicking on the classes you prefer. This will send you to the registration portal. Please note the Introduction to Canning is a video that will be emailed to you and is required to be watched before participating in the other classes.

Introduction to Canning Video

No registration fee

This video is designed for those who wish to learn about canning as a home food preservation method. This video introduces canning methods and discusses best practices for safe and quality home-canned products. This course will prepare you for boiling water and pressure canning instruction.


Registration fee $10.00

Tuesday June 20, 2023 5:30 p.m.- 7:30p.m.

Location: Northampton County office

This workshop is designed for those who wish to gain knowledge on how to safely can high acid and acidified foods such as fruit, jam, jellies, and pickles. Participants will learn the basic knowledge of boiling water canning.

Pressure Canning

Registration fee $10.00

Tuesday July 11, 2023 1p.m.- 4:30 p.m.

Location: Halifax County office

Low-acid vegetables need to reach a higher temperature during the preservation process to ensure that they are safe to store on the shelf. Learn more about pressure canning, how to do it safely, why we do it, and what produce requires pressure canning in our pressure canning class. Not only will you learn these skills, but you will put them to the test when we prepare and pressure can our own vegetables.

For more canning information check out our NC State Extension Home Preservation site.