Office Information

WVU Extension Service
Kanawha County Office
4700 MacCorkle Avenue SE
Suite 101
Charleston, WV 25304

Phone: 304-720-9573
Fax: 304-205-7863
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:00-4:00
Driving Directions

Canning and Home Preserving

Today, more West Virginians than ever fall prey to diabetes, obesity and heart disease. These conditions stem from a diet high in fats, sugars and calories. Many people turn to homegrown fruits and vegetables as well as organic foods to get back control of ingredients in food.

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Home preserved food allows for individual determination of ingredients without requiring hours in the kitchen for each meal. A well-stocked pantry makes short work of putting together a healthy alternative to the drive-through lane. Vegetables picked at the peak of freshness and preserved without added fats cook up quickly. Jams and jellies made with fresh fruits offer a sweet snack that no one turns down.


The Kanawha County WVU Extension Service will be offering food preservation classes on August 4 and 12 from 5:30 – 8:00 pm. Participants learn how to provide safe, high-quality products using the latest research on food preservation. The food preservation methods covered on August 4 include boiling water bath canning, and pressure canning. On August 12, the focus will be preparation and preservation of jams and jellies.

Join us at the Kanawha County WVU Extension Service kitchen for either class to learn new skills or strengthen your knowledge with exciting tips and tricks. Class cost is $25 which includes a light snack, materials, and handouts. Print the registration form below and return with payment.. Call 304-720-9573 Monday through Friday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm with questions. Classes will be held at 4700 MacCorkle Avenue SE, Suite 101, in Kanawha City.

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