Canning is a great way to enjoy local fruits and vegetables all year round. However, it is important that canning equipment is kept in peak condition, and you follow the most up to date information to get the most out of your canning efforts.
WVU Extension’s Greenbrier County office will offer a free Canning 101 Workshop on Jul. 12 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the WVU Building at the State Fair of WV. WVU Extension also offers free dial gauge pressure canner testing, just bring your dial gauge attached to your lid to the workshop or to the WVU Extension Greenbrier County Office.
Taking the necessary steps, like having canner gauges tested, making sure you know what to pressure can and what to process in a boiling water bath— helps reduce the chance of food spoilage. If you did not use the correct processing procedure (pressure can or water bath) your jars may have sealed, but they may have sealed in bacteria. There are new bacteria every day that can cause serious illness. This informational workshop is great for beginners, giving you step by step instructions.
To register for the free Canning 101 Workshop, please contact the WVU Extension office at 304-647-7408, email Andi Hoover at firstname.lastname@example.org or stop by the WVU Extension Service GreenbrierCounty office, located on Maplewood Ave. across from the State Fair entrance. For more information on canning, call Extension Agent Andi Hoover 304 647-7408, email email@example.com or visit our Facebook page “WVU Greenbrier County Extension Service.”