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Food Preservation

Program Contact: Jennie Goforth, Food Safety/Preservation Coordinator
(360)428-4270 ext: 239 • Jennie Goforth


WSU Skagit County Extension offers many ways to support our community in preserving the harvest including food safety advice-line, workshops, class series, and online publications.


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Do you have a food preservation question? Want to know the best recipe to use for preserving your produce? Do you have a question about safely preserving food?

Ask Jennie, WSU Skagit Food Preservation Coordinator.
You can email her at or call her at 360-610-7458

Visit the WSU Consumer Food Safety page for a complete list of publications.

Learn how preserve different types of produce!

Skagit-grown produce is featured in a series of publications that guide shoppers on the selection and storage of seasonal favorites and provides guidance on preserving the harvest to enjoy long after the season has passed.

These quick guides contain nutrition and storage information, instructions, and recipes for freezing, dehydration, pickling, and water bath canning. Take a look!




WSU Food Preservation fact sheets and publications are available at the WSU publication webpage.

Select the publication of interest to link to the WSU download page.

Food Preservation Resources

Canning Fruits

Canning Tomatoes and Tomato Products

Canning Vegetables

Salsa Recipes for Canning

Pickling Vegetables

Canning Seafood


Drying Fruits and Vegetables


Making Jerky Safely At Home

Yogurt Made Simple