Canner Lid Testing

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Dial gauge lid
Are you planning to do some canning this year to take advantage of your garden produce? Did you know that your dial gauge pressure canner lid should be tested every year? The N.C. Cooperative Extension of Person & Granville Counties can help you get off to a safe canning start this season. Free canner gauge testing is available at both offices during the last week of March.

No Fooling Around!! Get your canner lid tested before April Fool’s Day this year so you are ready when the produce starts coming in. We have appointment slots available on Monday, March 27th at 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the Granville County Extension Office at 125 Oxford Outer Loop Rd.Call 919-603-1350 to reserve an appointment. Or come Wednesday, March 29th at 1:00 p.m. -4:00 p.m. to the Person County Extension Office at 304 South Morgan Street. You can call 336-599-1195 to set up an appointment. If you cannot make it to the office during one of these days, you can drop off your dial gauge lid, labeled with your name and number, and we will contact you when we are done testing it.

Canning is easy and safe however: not the place for creativity. Only use scientifically tested recipes, instructions, and recommendations for home preserving foods. Make sure you follow safe guidelines for each food item you are canning. Freezing is a safe method to preserve food, so when in doubt, freeze it. Be safe! Test your pressure canner gauge before canning!