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2015 Jacksonville Strawberry Kiwi Jam

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Homemade jam tastes good and makes for an awesome gift-giving idea. Sign up for the 2015 Jacksonville Strawberry Kiwi Jam on February 21 to learn how.Homemade jam makes for one sweet treat.  There is something about “homemade” that seems to make everything better when you know what you are doing.  Making jam here in the Jacksonville community can be fun and tasty.  You can learn how to can at the 2015 Jacksonville Strawberry Kiwi Jam.

What: 2015 Jacksonville Strawberry Kiwi Jam
Where: Duval County Agricultural Center (1010 N McDuff Ave, Jacksonville, FL)
When: Saturday, February 21, 2015 9am to 12pm
Cost: $20 per person
Contact: Jeannie Crosby, Duval County Extension Services (904) 255-7450

Click here to search our featured Jacksonville/St Augustine homes for saleAll participants in the 2015 Jacksonville Strawberry Kiwi Jam will get hands on experience in creating their own jam and preserves.  You get to take home some of what you make, too.  Learn how to sterilize your jars and lids, cook a delicious jam recipe and the steps necessary to properly preserve your strawberry kiwi jam to enjoy later.  The preserving process is especially important to ensure that your jam is good enough to eat several weeks later.

Learning how to can and preserve foods can save you money.  It is also healthier because you are not throwing tons of chemicals into the mix like pre-packaged and processed food manufacturers.  The 2015 Jacksonville Strawberry and Kiwi Jam class is just $20 per person.  This fee includes all the supplies you will need.  Pre-registration is required and you must pay up front in order to participate.  Contact Jeannie at (904) 255-7450 to reserve your spot today.

The Duval County Extension Office offers several different canning, preserving, food safety and gardening classes to all Jacksonville residents.  If you are interested in creating a home garden, sign up for their Day of Gardening class on February 28th.  The cost is just $15 per person but you need to register by February 23rd to be included on the roster.  Simply send an email to learn more and to register for the class.

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