Learn how to can at home

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Online and hands-on courses teach how to preserve local foods safely.
Rich, red strawberry jam, crunchy dill pickles, homemade salsa – nothing tastes better than home-preserved foods. In addition, a well-stocked pantry is a big step towards ensuring your family always has plenty of healthy food available. However, safely preserving food at home requires a bit of knowledge, time set aside, and a small investment in equipment.

Learn how to preserve fresh foods safely in a series of four Monday evening workshops at WSU Snohomish County Extension’s Evergreen Room in McCollum Park, 600 128th St SE, Everett.

Basics of Safe Canning 6:30–9:00pm – Monday, May 15, 2017
Jams, Jellies, and Spreads* 6:30–9:00pm – Monday, June 12, 2017
Tomatoes, Salsa, & Relish* 6:30–9:00pm – Monday, July 17, 2017
Pickling and Fermenting* 6:30–9:00pm – Monday, August 14, 2017

In addition, the online course Preserve the Taste of Summer, while a *prerequisite to the three hands-on classes, is also a great stand-alone course on safe home food preservation. Cost is $25 total for all eight lessons. Visit  to register.

Class size is limited and pre-registration is required for the four in-person workshops. Cost is $25 per workshop or take all four for $75 and get one class free! Register online at

For more information on any of the courses, contact Kate Ryan, WSU Snohomish County Extension Food Safety Program, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., (425) 357-6004.

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