Whether a person is experienced at food preservation or a novice wanting to learn, classes offered at the Lonoke County Cooperative Extension office are the thing.

Classes in water bath and pressure canning using the newest techniques are being offered in preparation for the summer harvest. So, if you want to enjoy foods from your own garden or locally grown from the Farmers’ Market, these classes can be beneficial.

Water Bath canning will be taught on May 2 and Pressure Canning on May 14. Each class will meet from 1-4 p.m. in the Cooperative Extension Conference Room on U.S. Highway 70 East in Lonoke. There will be a cost of $10 per person for each class to cover the cost of food; and each participant will take home one jar of each item canned.

Pre-registration is required as space is limited. For more information and to register for the classes, please contact Dianna Bowen, County Extension Agent at the Lonoke County Cooperative Extension Service, 2001 Highway 70 East, 501-676-3124.