Sign Up for 2020 Spring and Summer FCS Programming!

— Written By Marcus McFarland
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Dish filled with various vegetables

Spring is here and summer is on its way! This can only mean one thing: Warmer weather and exciting Family and Consumer Sciences extension programming is coming!

Instant Pot that is turned on

This May we will be holding our first Instant Pot series. The series includes 2 levels of classes for learning the ins and outs of using an Instant Pot and learning new and exciting recipes you can do at home. May 21 and May 22, we will be holding the Instant Pot 101 classes. Instant Pot 101 is perfect for participants who want to learn or practice how to use an Instant Pot. May 28 and 29 will be the Instant Pot 201 classes. This new offering of classes is for participants who have expert knowledge of cooking with an instant pot and want to learn more advanced recipes. Evening sessions are available May 21 and May 28, 5–7 p.m. Morning sessions are available May 22 and May 29, 10 a.m.–noon. Cost of registration for a class is $15. For more information and registration, check out the registration for Instant Pot 101 course and Instant Pot 201 course here.

NC Safe Plates

June 1– 4 we will be holding our Safe Plates for Food Managers course. This course is designed for managers and supervisors in food establishments and helps to learn best food safety practices through hands-on activities and modules. After completion of the whole course. Participants are able to sit for ANSI-approved examination for Food Protection Manager Certification. This fulfills the requirement for Food Protection Manager certification in North Carolina. This course is $150 which includes materials for class, test, and refreshments. For more information about the Safe Plates for Food Managers course in June and registration, check out the Registration Form here.

Yoghurt with fruit in a glass jar

Last, Are you interested in learning how to preserve foods by making jams and pickling, or making delicious yogurt? If so, be sure to check out our Home Food Preservation series in June! We will be holding a Jams and Jellies workshop June 8, Pickling workshop June 9, and a yogurt-making workshop June 11, all 2–5 p.m. Workshops are $5 each. For more information about these workshops and registration, check out the registration for the Home Food Preservation Series here.

If you have any questions about signing up for spring and summer FCS programs, please contact Marcus McFarland, Family and Consumer Sciences agent at (704) 283-3830 or (828) 372-2886. Hope to see you there!