NC Cooperative Extension, Currituck County Center Announces In-Person Food Preservation Series

Taking the time to plan, plant and maintain a garden can be a lot of fun and relaxing. But what do you do when it’s time to harvest and you’re up to your eyeballs in produce? Sign up for NC Cooperative Extension, the Currituck County Center’s Home Food Preservation series, and learn how to can any produce you harvest.

Join the party from noon to 2 p.m. for a hands-on experience in food preservation. Each class requires a $15.00 registration fee which includes treats and canning recipes. Check out the dates and class descriptions below to see which classes you might want to attend, then visit to reserve your spot!

April 13: jam making
Learn how to make strawberry and kiwi jam using powdered pectin. The principles of making this jam can be found in almost all jam recipes. Instructors will demonstrate how to use a waterbath canner to process the jars we prepare.

May 18: Stripping
The class will focus on making quick pickles and then preserving them using a water bath canner. How to safely use other methods of pickling and processing pickled products will also be discussed.

June 15: Salsa
The class prepares a vegetable salsa and processes it in a water bath canner. Attendees will also receive other recipe recommendations, but the given recipe is a great way to supplement produce from your garden with other locally grown produce.

Additional courses coming in July, August and September to include pressure canning, fermentation and dehydration.

Reserve your spot today by completing course registration and paying at Cash and check payments are accepted in addition to credit card payment through Eventbrite. Please make checks payable to NCSU. Checks and cash payments can be received at the Currituck Extension Office located at 120 Community Way Barco NC 27917, within 5 days of registration.

Class sizes are limited and full registration, including payment, is required to hold your place. If you are having trouble registering, please call 252-232-2261. If you are interested in joining the NC Cooperative Extension, Currituck County Center for additional courses, check out for a full list of upcoming events.

For more information or disability accommodations, please contact Olivia Patchel at 252-232-2261, email [email protected] no later than ten business days prior to the event.