Beaufort County Extension offering home food preservation classes

When it starts getting warm and the gardens are being planted you may start thinking about learning how to can your own foods. The price of everything is rising in the grocery store, so now might be a good time to invest in some Hot Water Bath canning equipment and save some money by preserving foods. There will be an initial investment but once you have your supplies it will be worth the investment for years to come. Here are several things you will need to get started.
Canning supplies for jams and jellies and pickles and other high acid foods include: hot water bath canner for high acid foods only, jars with two piece lids and rings (made for canning), wide mouth jar funnel, an instant read thermometer, jar lifter, lid lifter and canning salt, it is free of iodine which cloud the liquid.