The North Carolina Cooperative Extension, Watauga County Center will be offering two food preservation classes in August. Choose to attend one or both. Cost is $10 per class and classes will be held at the Watauga County Agricultural Conference Center, located at 252 Poplar Grove Rd in Boone.

Class One: Hands-on Canning

Saturday, August 17, 2019, from 1 to 4 p.m.

Learn how to safely can during a hands-on class led by Extension Agent Margie Mansure. You will learn how to use both a pressure canner and a boiling water bath.

Class Two: Pickle, Chutney & Sauerkraut Making Demonstration

Saturday, August 24, 2019, from 1 to 3 p.m.

We will demonstrate several types of pickles including dilly beans, a fruit chutney, and sauerkraut.

Email or or call our office at 828.264.3061 to sign up. Class size is limited. To secure your spot, please pay in advance at the N.C. Cooperative Extension, Watauga Center, 971 West King St., Boone. Payment can also be mailed to our office after calling to sign up. Checks should be made payable to Watauga CES.


  • Starting Saturday, August 17th, 2019, repeated every week on Saturday until Saturday, August 24, 2019 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm


Agricultural Conference Center

252 Poplar Grove Rd.
Boone, NC 28607


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