Canning with Cooperative Extension

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Picture of homemade and homecanned salsa.Canning and Food Preservation is a safe, economical way to preserve quality food at home. Canning interrupts the normal spoiling and decaying cycle of food. This is done by heating the food contained in a home canning jar and closing it with a two-piece vacuum sealing cap. Canning homegrown foods can save you half the cost of buying commercially canned food. Canning your favorite and special products to be enjoyed by family and friends is a fulfilling experience and a source of pride for many people!

Canning Classes

Each Session runs 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.




May 14th Strawberries REGISTER HERE
June 18th Green Beans REGISTER HERE
July 16th Pickles REGISTER HERE
August 6th Tomatoes REGISTER HERE
October 8th Apples REGISTER HERE

Other Food Preservation Classes

Each Session runs 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Date Item Registration
TBD Food Preservation – Jerky, Fruit Leather, and Dehydration REGISTER HERE


$15 per person, per session
Pay via Eventbrite, Checks or Money Orders Made Payable to Guilford County


Mail Or Deliver Payment to:

N.C. Cooperative Extension
Canning Classes
3309 Burlington Road
Greensboro, NC 27405


N.C. Cooperative Extension, Guilford County Center
3309 Burlington Road, Greensboro, NC 27405
Please enter the end of the building with the flagpole.

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 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.