Canning Workshop Series Registration Now Open

Three-part workshop on food preservation

The University of Maryland Extension and Washington County Department of Business Development invite you to join the first installment of the Grow It, Eat It, Preserve It workshop series beginning June 21, 2017, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Washington County Agricultural Education Center, 7303 Sharpsburg Pike, Boonsboro.


From the experienced canner to a novice in the kitchen, this workshop is open to anyone interested in learning more about food preservation. Topics covered during the class include the types of jellied products that can be made at home, the ingredients needed, the necessary supplies and basic steps of water bath canning. Participants will spend time in the kitchen preparing and canning a jellied product.

The cost of this workshop is $35 per person for the first workshop and $20 for each additional workshop. Included in the registration fee is a copy of So Easy to Preserve, which includes recipes and canning technique information.

Checks should be made payable to Washington County EAC and payment must accompany registration. To register, fill out the registration form and drop-off or mail to the University of Maryland Washington County Extension office located at 7303 Sharpsburg Pike, Boonsboro, Maryland 21713.

Those interested in attending the entire canning workshop series should call, 301-791-1504 or visit Other summer workshops include:

  • July 25 – Preserving the Perfect Pickle
  • August 10 – Tomato Products

For more information, contact Leslie Hart, Washington County Agricultural Business Development Specialist at or 240-313-2284 or Amy Simmons, University of Maryland Extension 301-791-1504 or email to


About the Washington County Department of Business Development,
Agricultural Business Development  

Washington County Department of Business Development, Agricultural Business Development is a County agency providing assistance to new and expanding businesses throughout Hagerstown and Washington County, Maryland. The DBD, Agricultural Business Development is responsible for developing, marketing, and managing economic development strategies and implementing marketing programs to attract, retain, preserve and grow agricultural enterprises and related industries. The DBD interacts with a vast network of public, private and nonprofit organizations to address the agricultural and business needs of the community, as well as attract new companies to the county. Visit for more information.

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