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Canning, food preservation workshop set for June 20

June 12, 2013

The University of Maryland Extension, Washington County Office, and the Hagerstown-Washington County Economic Development Commission invite the community to join the Preserving the Perfect Pickle, Grow it, Eat it, Preserve it Canning Workshop scheduled for Thursday, June 20, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Washington County Agricultural Education Center off Sharpsburg Pike.

From the experienced canner to a novice in the kitchen, the workshop is open to anyone interested in learning more about food preservation. 

Topics covered include types of pickled products that can be preserved at home, the pickling process, the ingredients needed, the necessary equipment and supplies and the basic steps of waterbath canning.

Attendees will also get hands on experience in the kitchen preparing and canning a pickled product.

The workshop costs $35 per person and advance registration is required. Checks can be made payable to Washington County EAC and payment must accompany registration. Those interested in attending should register by Monday by mail or in person at the University of Maryland Washington County Extension office at 7303 Sharpsburg Pike in Boonsboro.

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Those interested in attending additional canning classes can go to www.extension.umd.edu/Washington-county or call 301-791-1504.

Other summer workshops include:

  • Wednesday, July 10 — Pressure canning.
  • Thursday, Aug. 22 — Tomatoes.

For more information, contact Leslie Hart, Washington County agricultural business development specialist, at lhart@washco-md.net or 301-432-4782 or Lynn Little, Extension educator, University of Maryland Extension, at 301-791-1504 or email to LLittle@umd.edu.

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