Food Preservation

Program Contact: Anna Kestell, Food Preservation/Safety Education Coordinator
(509) 477-2195 • anna.kestell@wsu.edu

Food Preservation Hotline 509-477-2195

49c124b81f307d1083e6f30232d636eaAn educator can answer your questions about food safety and food preservation. From September 19 through November 23, office hours will be:
Mondays 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.

During the growing and harvesting season, many foods are in abundance. Home food preservation can help make fruits & vegetables — and your food budget — last longer. Contact us before getting started to review your plan and confirm that you are using a safe, effective technique for preserving your garden or market produce.

Classes & Workshops

2017 Food Preservation and Safety public library series will begin in February. Check the dates and locations on our events calendar.

2017 Prepare to Preserve
A series of five lessons for the in-home consumer who wants to learn about food preservation and food safety.

Completing this series prepares the home canner for the canning season.  This class is designed for beginning food preservationists and also veterans who wants to update their knowledge and skills. These lessons provide the most current USDA approved food preservation recommendations. After successful completion of the five-class series, participants will be invited to a planning session to map out future hands-on preservation sessions.

Classes by Request

If there is a topic that would be of interest to you and you have five or more people in your group, please contact me.

Public Demonstrations

I am available to share canning information at libraries, festivals, and other public events. Fees for those services vary. I am currently booking dates for Spring 2017. If you are interested in booking me for an event, please drop me a note at anna.kestell@wsu.edu for more information or to inquire about pricing and availability.

Canning and Preservation Publications

Pressure Gauge Testing

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Contact our Food Preservation Educator


Anna Kestell
Food Preservation/Safety
(509) 477-2195

 

National Center for Home Food Preservation

farmer market

Buy, use, and preserve fresh, local produce!

Farmers Markets

Pick-Your-Own

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