'Grow It, Eat It, Preserve It' workshop set for June 19

May 29, 2012

The "Grow It, Eat It, Preserve It" workshop continues its series.

The workshop, on pickling, is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 19, Washington County Agricultural Education Center's Multi-Purpose Building, off Sharpsburg Pike, south of Hagerstown. In this session, participants will learn the types of pickled products that can be preserved at home, the pickling process, ingredients needed, the necessary equipment and supplies, and the basic steps of water bath canning. Participants will spend time in the kitchen preparing and canning a pickled food.

The cost is $35 per person. Registration deadline is Friday, June 15.

Upcoming workshops are:

  •  Tuesday, July 10  — tomatoes and salsa
  • Tuesday, Aug. 14 — pressure canning
  • Tuesday, Sept. 18 — fruitful canning.

For full workshop details, go to or call 301-791-1504 to request a printed copy. Register by mail or in person at the Extension office at the address below. Payment must accompany registration. Check payable to: Washington County EAC. Mail to:  Grow It, Eat It, Preserve It Workshops, University of Maryland Extension, 7303 Sharpsburg Pike, Boonsboro, MD 21713.

The series is presented by The Hagerstown-Washington County Economic Development Commission, Agricultural Marketing in partnership with the University of Maryland Extension-Washington County.

For more information go to or call 301-791-1504 to request a printed copy. Or for more information, contact Lynn Little at University of Maryland Extension,  at 301-791-1504 or

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