Hot Water Bath Canning Workshop to be held July 10 in Cherokee

Friday, June 30, 2017

Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach will host a hot water bath canning workshop on July 10 from 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Cherokee Middle School in Cherokee.

Participants will discover the process of preserving foods using the water bath method. Food safety while preserving will also be discussed, with helpful tips and resources provided throughout the evening.

“Steph Erpelding, Master Food Volunteer and Sac County Youth Coordinator with ISU Extension and Outreach, will be leading the canning workshop,” said Mary Tuttle, Cherokee County Program Coordinator with ISU Extension and Outreach. “An additional perk is that each participant will go home with 3 jars of apple pie filling to enjoy!”

The hot water bath canning workshop is open to adults and youth age 13 and older. Youth under the age of 18 will need a signed Iowa 4-H Medical Information/Release Form.

Due to the hands-on nature of the class, it is limited to the first 8 participants to register, and there is a $15 per person cost which will be used to offset the cost of ingredients and supplies.

For more information and/or to register, contact the ISU Extension and Outreach Cherokee County office at 712-225-6196 or

The registration deadline is July 5 or sooner if the 8-participant maximum limit is met.