Canning Updates!!

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It’s canning season and we have a few new things we want to introduce to the community that will hopefully make it easier to start the canning.

Jar Exchange

N.C. Cooperative Extension, Guilford County Center has a wealth of quart-size jars and some pint-size jars, so we would love to introduce you to our jar exchange.

  • You will be able to drop unneeded jars off to us.
  • You will also be able to exchange jars 1 for 1 as long as what you need is in stock. N.C. Cooperative Extension needs and classes will take precedence when it comes to our jar stock. This means that if an Extension class or event needs the jars, we will not be able to exchange them.
  • Call 336-641-2412 if you need jars or want to exchange jars.

Canning Equipment Check-Out

This program is for those who don’t have the equipment or cannot afford it. You can check out a pressure canner or a water bath canner for seven days in order to can your produce. You will also be required to fill out a check with the restocking fee for the equipment checked out so that we can cash it if you don’t bring the equipment back. You will have a three-day grace period.

  1. Please Sign this Canner Check-Out Agreement.
  2. Fill out the Home Food Preservation Canner Check-Out Form and attach the canner check-out agreement at the end of the form.
  3. Once you submit the form, the FCS agent will contact you within 24-48 hours of your response.

Pressure Canner Checks and Inspection

  • The pressure gauge will be inspected and tested for proper psi.
  • The gasket will also be inspected.
  • Call 336-641-2412 to schedule an inspection.