Wildcat Club to host canning and food preservation class in Troup

Growing up in a small town in Louisiana, Elaine Jackson, who now lives in Whitehouse, learned early how to can and preserve fruits and vegetables. “We processed everything that we grew,” Mrs. Jackson said. “We grew lots of our own food: potatoes, beans, okra, collard greens mustard greens. When freezers (came along) we stopped really…

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