Food Preservation Classes Available

Vegetable gardens are popping up everywhere! Young and old alike want to know where their food is coming from and are growing their own vegetables. If you want to learn how to preserve all that good eating for the winter months, Hancock County Extension Office has the answer for you! We are holding classes on food preservation and making your own jams and jellies from all the berries and fruits available this summer.

We are partnering with our Community Educational Outreach Service (CEOS) volunteers to hold the workshops. If you are interested in water bath or pressure canning, making jam, freezing or dehydrating foods, please considering joining us at one of our workshops:

  • June 23 & 24 – Jams and Jellies, Last date to sign up is June 16th.
  • August 18 & 19, 25 & 26 – Water Bath & Pressure Canning, Last date to sign up is August 11th.
  • September 1 & 2 – Freezing & Dehydrating, Last date to sign up is August 25th.

        Because these classes are limited to eight people (and possibly smaller depending on the COVID-19 safety protocols in place at the time), a paid reservation will be required.  The price, $15 per person, includes all materials, a working lunch, and you get to take home what you preserve! Please call Hancock County WVU Extension Office at 304-564-3805 to sign up.