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Hands-On Canning class coming to Bloomington-Normal


BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – Whether you’re a first-time canner or a canning veteran looking to brush up on your skills, “Learn to Can: Jellies and Jam” is the perfect class for you. Taught by University of Illinois Extension educator, Jenna Smith, this class will meet on June 8 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Unity Community Center (632 Orlando Ave., Normal, IL).  

This class will offer plenty of hands-on experience in preparing and preserving jams, jellies and preserves. You’ll review the step-by-step procedures of home canning, receive the latest food safety guidelines, and practice hands-on canning in the kitchen. You’ll take home new resources and recipes, as well as jars of the products you prepare in class. The cost of the program is $15 per person or $20 for two people with one set of materials.    

For more information or to register, visit or contact the McLean County Extension Office at 309-663-8306. If you will need an accommodation in order to participate, please email the program instructor, Jenna Smith at Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time to meet your access needs. 

SOURCEJenna Smith, Nutrition and Wellness Educator, University of Illinois Extension serving Livingston, McLean, and Woodford Counties 

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