A Water Bath Canning Class will be held June 2 in Georgetown, hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office in Williamson County.
The course will be held from 2-5 p.m. at 100 Wilco Way, Suite AG205, Georgetown.
The cost is $35 payable by exact cash or check at the door. To register, call the AgriLife Extension office in Williamson County at 512-943-3300 or go online at https://tx.ag/June2WaterBathCanning.
The class size is limited to 15 people. All necessary supplies will be provided, and participants will take home two canned items.
“It is vitally important that home canning is done safely, and this workshop will teach you what you need to know,” said Katie Sindac, AgriLife Extension family and community health agent for Williamson County.
Sindac said home food preservation is an important and popular topic with consumers looking for ways to avoid wasting produce from their garden, local farmers market or grocery store. It is also a way for consumers to take advantage of buying their favorite fruits and vegetables when they are in-season and being able to preserve them to last through the year.
“It is critical that those who practice preserving and processing foods at home have access to the most reliable information available concerning food safety and food quality,” Sindac said.
Water bath canning workshop
The hands-on workshop will take participants through all stages of using water bath canning to preserve produce.
Although the class will focus on water bath canning, participants are welcome to bring their personal pressure canners to the event to be safety tested.
In addition to taking home one salsa and one jam canning project, participants will also leave the course with educational materials.
For more information, contact Sindac at 512-943-3300 or firstname.lastname@example.org.