Pressure Canner Testing

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You CAN Preserve Local Foods

Pressure Canner Testing

Spring is finally here! And with it comes a bounty of fresh, delicious produce. Produce doesn’t stay fresh for long periods, though, so canning is a great way to keep foods beyond their harvest season. There is more than one method of canning and it’s important to choose the proper one based on the type of food to be preserved. Hot water bath canning is perfect for high acid fruits and vegetables and soft spreads. Pressure canning should be used with low acid foods, such as green beans, carrots, corn, and potatoes. Combination foods, such as soups, stews, and meat sauces should also be pressured canned.
With canning season approaching, now is the time to test your pressure canning equipment. The Dare County Cooperative Extension Center offers free dial gauge pressure canner testing. Just bring the lid of your pressure canner with the dial attached. The testing process takes less than five minutes.

Pressure Canner Testing:

Date: Thursday, April 14, 2022

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Location: Dare County Extension Office, 517 Budleigh Street, Manteo

NOTE: If you are unable to make the date, you may schedule an appointment at another time with Family & Consumer Sciences Agent Dee Furlough at 252-473-4290. In addition, feel free to contact Dee with questions regarding home food preservation, food safety, and nutrition.