Canning class is just peachy

Leigh Anne Aaron, food and consumer science agent, demonstrates how to leave proper headspace in a jar before sealing it.

07: Hannah Mustard is surrounded by cooking paraphernalia, with her mother’s watchful eyes behind her, as she prepares to chop her vegetables.

Jars of peach salsa, just made by class participants, are stacked and ready for the newly-experienced cooks to take them home.

Would-be canners learned the ins and outs of water bath canning techniques Saturday in a hands-on “Canning and Food Preservation” class at Rock Eagle. Morgan/Oconee County Food and Consumer Science Agent Leigh Anne Aaron taught safe preparation of food and methods of canning, while each participant made a can of peach salsa under her tutelage.

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