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University of Illinois Extension serving Jo Daviess, Stephenson and Winnebago Counties

Stephenson County
Highland Community College, Bldg R
2998 W Pearl City Rd
Freeport, IL 61032
Phone: 815-235-4125
FAX: 815-232-9006
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm

Jo Daviess County
204 Vine, PO Box 600
Elizabeth, IL 61028
Phone: 815-858-2273
FAX: 815-858-2274

SNAP Ed Office
650 North Main St
Rockford, IL 61103
Phone: 779-423-0982

Winnebago County
1040 North Second Street
Rockford, IL 61107
Phone: 815-986-4357
FAX: 815-986-4329

News Release

Water Bath and Pressure Canning Workshop Offered in Freeport

Are you are thinking of giving canning a try this summer? Canning is a great way to preserve the foods you have grown in your garden, or have purchased from your local farmer’s market.  Moreover, canning allows you to enjoy the wonderful tastes of summer all year long. Whether just starting out or updating your food preservation knowledge, join University of Illinois Extension’s Nutrition and Wellness Educator, Diane Reinhold, for a seasonal program titled: Yes! You Can: Preserve It Safely-Water-bath and Pressuring Canning Basics. Besides receiving the latest, most up-to-date food preservation information, you will also be able get your dial gauge pressure canner tested for accuracy

 Yes! You Can: Preserve It Safely- Water-bath and Pressuring Canning Basics will be held on Tuesday, July 31, from 5:30 to 9:00 p.m. Class will be held at the University of Illinois Extension Office located at 2998 W Pearl City Road, Freeport, in the Community Services Building at Highland Community College (use parking lot B). Pre-registration is required to attend.  To register, call the University of Illinois Extension at (815) 235-4125 or visit us online at . Registration is $5, which will cover the educational session and pressure canner gauge testing. 

Source: Diane Reinhold, Extension Educator, Nutrition and Wellness,

Local Contact: Nikki Keltner, Program Coordinator (Stephenson County),