Extension Office offers canning classes

University of Illinois Extension will offer our free pressure canner gauge and seal testing at local farmers markets. Leave with our trusted resources and recipes and the confidence that you are preserving your garden bounty safely.

Visit the Nutrition and Wellness Program booth at a farmers market near you.

  • Princeton Farmers Market, Saturday, Aug. 7, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Ladd Farmers Market, Monday, Aug. 16, 4 to 6:30 p.m.
  • Streator Farmers Market, Saturday, Sept. 4, 8 to noon
  • Spring Valley Farmers Market, Wednesday, Sept. 8, 4 to 6 p.m.

If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate or need more information please contact Susan Glassman, Extension Educator, Nutrition & Wellness, University of Illinois Extension at 815-224-0889.

Extension offices are located in Princeton, Ottawa, Henry, and in Oglesby on the IVCC campus. The Mission of University of Illinois Extension is to provide practical education you can trust to help people, businesses and communities solve problems, develop skills and build a better future. University of Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. Visit our website at https://extension.illinois.edu/blmp

Kevin Hieronymus

Kevin Hieronymus

Kevin has been sports editor of the BCR since 1986 and previously was sports editor of the St. Louis Daily News, Tazewell News and ISU Daily Vidette. He is a 2021 inductee into the IBCA Hall of Fame as a media member and was awarded as 2021 IPA Best Sports Section and Best Sports Column