Lincoln & Catawba County Home Food Preservation Series

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Catawba and Lincoln home food preservation series flyer

Don’t miss out on this upcoming Safe Plates food preservation series through N.C. Cooperative Extension of Lincoln County and Catawba County! This 7-step series will help you to learn the safest practices for preserving foods from home using tested recipes. Preserving is a great way to reduce food waste, especially for those who are hunters or have home gardens.

Intro to Canning (FREE) is a prerequisite for the remaining hands-on canning classes. To sign up, visit this google form. Spots are limited. See you there!

NC. Cooperative Extension is an equal opportunity provider. Accommodation requests related to a disability should be made 7 days in advance to the hosting county agent, Tina or Jana via email or phone.

Tina Phone: (828) 465-8240

Jana Phone: (704) 736-8461

Intro To Canning and Q&A

Tuesday, October 10th, 5:30-7:00 p.m.
Cost: Free
Location: Lincoln County Center
Participation in this session is required for participation in any of the following hands- on canning classes. This session cover the basics – equipment, supplies, and safe procedure for canning low and high acid foods

Boiling Water Bath Canning

Tuesday, October 24th, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Cost: $20
Location: Lincoln County Center
Register by October 20th

In this hands-on class, you will practice boiling water camming by making apple butter. Boiling water canning is a great way to preserve high acid foods, like fruits and pickled products

Pickling and Canning

Tuesday, November 7th, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Cost: $20
Location: Catawba County Center
Register by November 3rd

In this class, you will learn how to acidify vegetables by making a brine. You will practice by making a pickled corn relish using a boiling water bath canner. Other methods of pickling will be covered in class.

Intro to Pressure Canning

Tuesday, December 5th, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Cost: $20
Location: Catawba County Center
Register by December 1st

Lean the basics of safely pressure canning low acid foods in this hands-on class. Not all foods are safe for boiling water bath canning, i.e. vegetables, meats and starches. Join us as we pressure can potatoes, which are perfect for making potato salad!

Pressure Canning Meats

Tuesday, January 16th, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Cost: $30
Location: Lincoln County Center
Register by January 12th

Preserving meat through pressure canning can sound intimidating, but this class will allow you to become comfortable with the process. Pressure canning is a great way to preserve venison and other wild game without electricity use.

Intro to Fermentation

Tuesday, January 30th, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Cost: $20
Location: Catawba County Center
Register by January 26th

In this class, you will learn the health benefits of fermented foods and beverages; and how to safely make them at home. You will practice by making your own kimchi and leaming how to make sauerkraut.

Freezing & Dehydrating

Tuesday, February 20th, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Cost: $20
Location: Lincoln County Center
Register by February 16th

Not all foods are safely preserved through camming, Freezing and dehydrating are two other methods that will allow you to safely preserve food. Many herbs, fruits, vegetables and means can be frozen or dehydrated. Come learn more in this class!