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COVID-19 Advisory: WSU Extension is working to keep our communities safe. All Extension programming is being provided virtually, postponed, or canceled. Effective March 16, 2020, WSU Extension county offices and WSU Research & Extension Centers will be closed to the public. We are available via email, phone, and webconference.

Food Preservation

Welcome to our Extension Food Preservation page! Here you’ll find a wealth of resources to get you on your way to preserving your healthy bounty, and doing so in in a safe way. Whether you are new to food preservation, or have been preserving food for many years, our goal is to provide you with helpful recipes, and trusted sources of publications and literature.

Safe Canning Books
  • The Ball Blue Book – please use 1989 or newer.
  • The Ball Complete Book of Home Preserving by Judy Kingry & Lauren Devine
  • So Easy to Preserve – Book, $18 The University of Georgia

USDA Complete Guide To Home Canning

WSU Extension Publications

Click the links below for a free, printable PDF.

Would you like to learn more about Home Food Preservation?

WSU offers a comprehensive 8-class online food preservation program.

Lesson Series Cost: $25

Lesson 1: Intro to Food Preservation

Lesson 2: Canning Basics

Lesson 3: Canning Acid Foods

Lesson 4: Canning Low Acid Foods

Lesson 5: Pickled & Fermented Foods

Lesson 6: Making & Preserving Fruit Spreads

Lesson 7: Frozen & Refrigerated Foods

Lesson 8: Drying Foods

To Register, Click Here