Learn about safe food preservation

Alabama Living Magazine

The Alabama Cooperative Extension System food safety and quality team invites you to attend a food preservation camp this summer. At these camps, regional Extension agents will teach and provide hands-on training on pressure canning, water bath canning, jams and jellies, pickling, drying and freeze drying, and fermentation. 

Each attendee will prepare products each day and will have several items to carry home to share and enjoy with others.

The camps will be in three locations:

  • June 28-29, 10 a.m., Albertville High School, 402 E. McCord Avenue in Albertville;
  • July 12-13, 10 a.m., National Peanut Festival, 5622 U.S. Highway 231 S. in Dothan;
  • July 19-20, 10 a.m., Northridge Middle School, 3811 Northridge Road in Tuscaloosa.

The first day’s talks will cover pressure canning of vegetables, a demo of canned meat, dehydrating fruits and vegetables preparing and processing peach jam, and blanching and freezing vegetables. 

On the second day, topics will be water bath canning of tomatoes and processes for pickling and fermenting vegetables. 

For more information, contact Angela Treadaway at


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