Two bowls of tomatoes on a table. Participants will learn how to prepare food during a home canning workshop held on May 18 in Waco.
Participants will learn how to prepare food, such as tomatoes, during a home canning workshop held on May 18 in Waco. (Michael Miller/Texas A&M AgriLife)

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will host a home canning workshop for those interested in the benefits of home food preservation on May 18 in Waco.

The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the AgriLife Extension office in McLennan County, 4224 Cobbs Drive.

Registration cost is $40, and individuals can contact Rachel Esquivel, AgriLife Extension family and community health agent in McLennan County, at 254-757-5180 or at rachel.esquivel@ag.tamu.edu.

Hands-on course teaches home canning basics

Taught by Esquivel, the interactive course will teach participants the basics of preserving their own food at home safely and properly by using water bath or pressure canning methods.

Topics covered will include preparing food in jars to be canned, following a tested and approved recipe, using different types of canners, preparing various foods high in acid, and ensuring safety while canning.

Participants will take home their finished products at the end of class.

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