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‘Canning College’ workshop begins Aug. 8

From Staff Reports

UT Extension in Unicoi County will be offering “Canning College: Preserving Food Safely” in four sessions to be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Aug. 8, 15, 22, and 29 at the Tourist Information Center in Unicoi. The cost is $50.

Led by Rachel York, FCS Extension Agent, this hands-on workshop is for anyone of all experience levels who would like to learn more about pressure canning in their own home. Participants will learn and practice proper canning methods with recipes that have been thoroughly researched to ensure safety. Topics to be covered in the four sessions include preserving jams, green beans, tomatoes and dill pickles.

The registration fee covers all produce and supplies. Participants will receive a jar of what was canned during each session, as well as many publications and handouts. Participants will also receive a copy of “So Easy to Preserve” from the University of Georgia, which will serve as a textbook for Canning College and a source for future recipes.

Space is very limited. In order to ensure your space, register by Friday, Aug. 5.

Register for Canning College by contacting UT Extension Unicoi County at 735-1637. For more information about other exciting events, visit