Extension agents will teach jam and jelly-making in six locations.

It's summer time and that means that the produce in Kansas is the freshest it will be all year. Strawberries and blackberries are ready to pick and the sandhill plums will not be far behind. How would you like to be able to savor these fresh flavors year-round? It can be done by making jams and jellies to enjoy throughout the year.

County Extension agents in Barber, Comanche, Kingman, Stafford, Harper and Pratt counties are preparing a jams and jellies workshop.

Everyone attending the workshops will get involved as we make strawberry freezer jam, sandhill plum jelly, and a sugar-free apple jelly. During the workshops, participants will learn the basics of preparing and canning jams and jellies as well as some basic canning safety guidelines.

Each participant will get to take home the fruits of their labor as well as instructions and recipes so they can make jams and jellies at home.

Jams and jellies make great gifts. Imagine the smiles on the faces of your family and friends this holiday season when they receive your homemade treats.

The workshops will be provided in six different locations, pick the day that works best for you. The workshop will be in Kingman on June 12 at 9 a.m.; in Medicine Lodge on June 25 at 6 p.m.; in Pratt on June 26 at 6 p.m.; at Chaparral High School on July 1 at 6 p.m.; in St. John on July 2 at 6 p.m. and in Coldwater on July 3 at 6 p.m.

For more information or to sign up, contact Andrea in Kingman at (620)532-5131, Robin in Medicine Lodge at (620)886-3971, Jodi in Pratt at (620)672-6121, Megan in Anthony at (620)842-5445, Amy in St. John at (620)549-3502, or Hilary in Coldwater at (620)582-2411.