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Course Title
The Art of Home Canning


During this tough economy, learn how to beat rising food prices by shopping at your local farmers' market and then preserving your own food. You will learn how to use the fresh, locally grown produce to create your own healthy pantry by canning your own foods. See how easy and economical it is to preserve food, which you'll enjoy throughout the year. You will leave with instructions on methods of canning with easy-to-follow recipes and tasty treats.


Learn to apply canning methods successfully so you can use them in your home kitchen.


1. Methods of Home Canning

  • Boiling Water Canners
  • Pressure Cooker

2. Equipment Needed

  • Water Canner
  • Pressure Canner
  • Jars, lids
  • Jar lifters
  • Jar racks
  • Funnel

3. Procedures for getting the jars and lids ready for filling

  • Clean and boil jars and lids
  • Fill the jar
  • Close the jar
  • Load the canner

4. Selecting, Preparing and Canning

  • Fruits
  • Vegetables
  • Jams and jellies




Method of Instruction

Lecture, demonstration and hands-on


Exam:  No

Demonstration of Skills:  Yes

Class Participation:  Yes