Office Information

WVU Putnam County Extension Office
12093 Winfield Road
Winfield, WV 25213

Phone: 304-586-0217
Fax: 304-586-0207
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:00 to 4:00

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Putnam County

Canning and Preserving

Jams and Jellies Class

jams and jellies Canning is a great way to preserve the fresh taste of your garden produce for the winter months. It is also one part of our Appalachian heritage that is still in practice today. Unfortunately, canning methods that were safe 50 years ago may not be safe today. This is because of natural changes in the human body and changes in the food grown today. We and our food are not as resistant to food borne pathogens (any microorganism found in food that can cause disease) as generations past.