Upcoming Preserving Classes!

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With canning and preserving season coming up, we want to ensure you have the knowledge you need to prepare safe and high-quality products for you and yours!

We have a few learning opportunities with both virtual and in-person options available for your participation. Please view the links and descriptions below and feel free to contact FCS Agent Jordan Jefferies-James with any of your questions or concerns.

Strawberry Dehydration Class (In Person at N.C. Cooperative Extension, Rockingham County Center)

April 5th, 5:30 p.m.


Participants will learn the basics of dehydrating and drying and get hands on experience dehydrating strawberries.

This workshop is designed for anyone interested in safely drying food at home. This hands-on class will cover basics of drying, including safety and how to prepare dehydrated foods such as jerky, fruit leathers ,and dried herbs.

Blueberry Jam Class (In Person at N.C. Cooperative Extension, Rockingham County Center)

May 17th 5:30 p.m.

Participants will learn the basics of water bath canning.

Blueberry Jam

Blueberry Jam

This workshop is designed for anyone interested in learning more about safely canning food at home. This hands-on class will cover basics of water bath canning, including items that can be preserved this way, as well as what equipment is needed and how to use it.

North Central District Home Food Preservation Series


April 11th Introduction

April 18th Water Bath Canning

May 2nd Pressure Canning

May 16th Freezing

May 30th Sweet Spreads

June 13 Fermentation