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Preserve the Taste Of Summer

Posted by | August 4, 2014

Preserve the Taste of Summer is a comprehensive food preservation program that includes eight lessons. It is a great opportunity for anyone age 18 years or older who is interested in learning how to safely preserve foods.

Preserve the harvestWashington State University Extension is announcing a new food preservation program called PRESERVE THE TASTE OF SUMMER. It is a series of eight online lessons for the in-home consumer who wants to learn about food preservation and food safety. It is designed for beginning canners and also veteran canners who wants to update their knowledge and skills. The lessons provide the most current USDA approved food preservation recommendations. Some counties may offer local workshops or hands-on lessons for those people who complete the online lessons.



The online lessons can be viewed at your convenience. They do not need to be viewed all at the same time. To participate in the lessons, you will need a computer made in the past five years and have a stable internet connection. Your local WSU Extension office may also offer opportunities to view these lessons in a group setting.


To register for the online series, visit



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

Lesson Series Cost: $25


Food Preservation & Food Safety Information


Washington State University Extension offers a variety of food preservation and food safety publications. Many are downloadable/printable (pdf), free-of-charge, from the list below. Additional publications may be ordered from WSU Extension Publications:


PDF EB1665 Let’s Preserve Jelly, Jam, Spreads
PDF PNW0172 Canning Vegetables
PDF PNW0183 Pickling Fish and Other Aquatic Foods for Home Use
PDF PNW0194 Canning Seafood
PDF PNW0199 Canning Fruits
PDF PNW0300 Canning Tomatoes and Tomato Products
PDF PNW0355 Pickling Vegetables
PDF PNW0361 Canning Meat, Poultry and Game
PDF PNW0395 Salsa Recipes for Canning
PDF PNW0421 Using and Caring for your Pressure Canner
PDF PNW0450 Home Canning Smoked Fish


PDF PNW0397 Drying Fruits and Vegetables


Order EB1195 Freezing Meat, Fish and Poultry at Home
PDF PNW0214 Freezing Fruits and Vegetables
PDF PNW0296 Freezing Convenience Foods that You’ve Prepared at Home

Meat and Fish

PDF PNW0238 Smoking Fish at Home Safely
PDF PNW450 Home Canning Smoked Fish
PDF PNW0517 Big Game From Hunt To Home
PDF PNW632 Making Jerky at Home Safely


PDF EB1104 Pickled Eggs

Spanish Food Preservation Bulletins

Order PNW395S Recetas para el Envasado de Salsas

Food Safety

PDF PNW0250 You Can Prevent Foodborne Illness
PDF PNW0539 Fresh Cheese Made Safely
PDF PNW0539S Queso Fresco Hecho Saludable

Food Storage

PDF PNW0612 Storing Food for Safety and Quality
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