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Workshops to focus on preserving homegrown produce

May 14, 2012

The Hagerstown-Washington County Economic Development Commission’s Agricultural Marketing Division, in partnership with the University of Maryland Extension-Washington County, will present a series of five workshops focusing on the methods and best practices for preserving local bounty. 

The first “Grow it, Eat it, Preserve It” workshop will be Tuesday, May 22, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the University of Maryland Extension office in the Washington County Agricultural Education Center complex off Sharpsburg Pike (Md. 65) south of Hagerstown.

In the first session, the staff will discuss the types of jellied products that can be made at home, the ingredients needed, the necessary equipment and supplies, and the basic steps of water bath canning. Attendees will spend time in the kitchen preparing and canning a jellied product.

The registration deadline is May 18.

For more information, 301-791-1504 or go to www.washington.umd.edu

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