Learn to can
Chatham County Cooperative Extension is offering basic canning classes in early June.
Students will learn the most up-to-date, research-based information for safely preserving food. The class will cover both pressure canning and water bath canning. Students can bring Presto pressure canners to the class for testing. They are offering four identical sessions: 6 p.m. June 3, 10 a.m. June 4, 6 p.m. June 10 and 10 a.m. June 11.
The class costs $10 per person, which includes the newest edition of “Ball Blue Book for Canning” and a CD of materials. Scholarships are available, considered individually. Class sizes will be limited to first-come, first-served.
Registration forms can found online: ces.ncsu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/Marketing-Food-Class-14.pdf or call 919-542-8202.
Abundance Foundation classes
The Pittsboro-based Abundance Foundation, which tries to educate the public about sustainability, has two upcoming classes that might interest home cooks and gardeners.
The workshop is limited to 20 students, age 21 or older. It costs $40 and each participant will receive a complete winemaking kit.
The class is being taught at The Plant, 220 Lorax Lane, Pittsboro. Students are to bring their own bag lunch.
To register, go to abundancefoundation.org and click on DIY workshops.
Be inspired with summer-themed classes
Durham Spirits Co. has a series of classes that might inspire home cooks this summer. Owner Katie Coleman teaches classes in a
The classes cost $59 each. To register, go to durhamspiritscompany.com.
Cooking classes at Whisk
Whisk kitchen store has a series of upcoming cooking classes. Here are the ones that jumped out at me:
To register for any of these classes, call 919-322-2458 or go online: whiskcarolina.com.
The store is located at Waverly Place Shopping Center, 316 Colonades Way, Suite 214, Cary.
La Farm cooking classes
La Farm Bakery and Cafe in Cary also has an extensive list of upcoming cooking classes. Here is the schedule:
To register for any of these classes, call 919-657-0657 or for more information, go to lafarmbakery.com.