Introduction to Water-Bath Canning Workshop

by Brenda S. Gandy-Jone/Stephens County Extension Educator FCS-4-H, CED

Home canning is a fun way to make jams, jellies, and pickled vegetables — imagine locking in

the fresh taste of summer to enjoy all year. Come learn how to safely preserve high acid foods.

This method of canning is for acidic foods such as fruits (jams, Jellies, preserves, conserves, pie

fillings), pickles, relishes, sauces, and tomatoes.

We will provide step-by-step guidance through the canning process. This workshop is hands-on and will involve prepping the food, packing it into jars and processing using a Ball Fresh Tech Electric Canner and a traditional stove-top water bath canner. You will take home a jar of the canned food.

This class is for people canning for the first time or for experienced canners wanting to improve their canning practices. For ages 18+ years old. Class size is limited. Registration is required call 580-255-0510. Seat is reserved when payment is received. There is a registration fee that covers the class material and food for canning. Classes begin Friday, June 9.

Brenda Gandy-Jones Extension Educator for Family & Consumer Science and Stephens County (OHCE) Oklahoma Home & Community Education will co-host this workshop as the first in a series of home canning workshops planned for this summer.

Workshop location is in the Stephens County Fairgrounds Conference Center, 2002 S. 13th St. in Duncan. For more information, contact the Stephens County Extension Office 255-

0510 or email

Class Dates

Pickling – 9 a.m. to noon on Friday, June 9, and also Saturday, June 10.

Jelly – 9 a.m. to noon, Friday, July 14

Salsa – 9 a.m. to noon, August 4 and also August 5.

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