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Learning something new starts here!

ETGC offers a series of food preservation and cooking classes. We share up-to-date research, the newest techniques, and “tested & approved” USDA recipes.

Each class is composed of formal instructions, actual demonstrations, samples, and recipes. If you’d like more information or have a question prior to the start of a class, please contact us.

Whether you are already experienced at food preservation or a novice wanting to learn, our hands-on workshops have something to offer everyone!  Check out our available classes below and register today.

Upcoming Events

  • Healthier Choices
    Healthier Choices
    Sat, Jul 20
    Crossville First United Methodist Church
    Jul 20, 2024, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM CDT
    Crossville First United Methodist Church, 100 Braun St, Crossville, TN 38555, USA
    Want to clean up what you're eating?

Please Download and Read the ETGC Rules and Regulations before registering or attending our classes

Children at Gleans/Classes/Events. Membership includes your entire household, so your children are welcome to participate in events that do not have any specific age limitations. However, children(under 18 years old) must be supervised by an adult who is entirely responsible for their behavior. Children not participating in the event should be left home. If a child is disrupting an event, the adult responsible for the child may be asked to leave by the board member/instructor/field supervisor in charge of the event.

No show at registered Gleans/Classes/Events. Many ETGC events require advanced registration due to limited space and may have a waiting list of members.. Members who register to attend an event must notify ETGC by email( 24 hours prior to the event if they can not attend. A member who does not notify us/attend an event they registered for twice within a member year will not be allowed to register for ETGC events for the remainder of the member year. 

Animals at Gleans/Classes/Events. Pets/animals are not allowed at ETGC gleans/classes/events as most of these events entail food products. ETGC will follow ADA(Americans with Disabilities Act) rules as they pertain to service animals found at  as per these rules, a service animal must be trained to perform a task directly related to a person’s disability. A board member/instructor/field supervisor in charge of the event may as ask if the service animal is required because of a disability and what work or task the animal has been trained to perform? Any member bringing any other pet/animal to any ETGC event may be asked to leave and may lead to the removal of membership privileges.

From our workshop participants


“I have a lot of fun and learn something new every time we get together. Love all the classes.” ~ Janet S.


I love ETGC. They have so much to teach us and

 I need that.”  ~ Judy S. 


“Such great classes. Always learn something new

and intriguing!”~ Lisa B.”

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