Canning Jams, Jellies and Preserves!

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Join the Family and Consumer Science staff at the N.C. Cooperative Extension, Brunswick County Center to learn how to make your own preserves. 

Classes will be held on Thursday, September 28 at the Cooperative Extension’s Training Center kitchen at 25 Referendum Drive, at the Government Center in Bolivia. There are two time opportunities: afternoon from 1-3 p.m. or evening from 6-8 p.m. 

The class will focus on the principles of making all types of preserves including jams and jellies. This will be a hands-on class with participants working in the kitchen to make, seal and water-bath process jam. No experience necessary.

The instructor for this class will be Avery Ashley, Family and Consumer Science Extension Agent in Brunswick County. Ashley taught Food Science, Food Preservation/Preparation and Nutrition to graduate and undergraduate students at Meredith college in Raleigh before he joining N.C. Cooperative Extension. Local Extension Master Food Volunteers will assist him.

The registration fee for this class is $15 per person. Registration can be made in-person at the N.C. Cooperative Extension, Brunswick County Center, Building N, 25 Referendum Drive at the Government Complex in Bolivia. Checks or money orders may be mailed to PO Box 109, Bolivia, NC 28422. Credit card payment not available. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required by September 26 as there is a limited number of people per class.  

Participants will receive recipe handouts so they can repeat the process at home. A jar of the “homemade” jam will be available for each participant to take home.

For more details on the preserves class, contact Avery Ashley at or by calling 910-253-2610 or 910 253-2594.

Click one of the links below to sign-up online! If you do sign-up online, please remember to either mail in payment or stop in the office to pay.

Afternoon Class

Evening Class