Skip to main content Skip to navigation

Coronavirus COVID-19

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

Program Contact: Jennie Goforth, Food Safety/Preservation Coordinator
360-395-2359 • 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.

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

WSU has partnered with Oregon State University and the University of Idaho to create a series of Pacific Northwest Extension publications, available for download at no charge.  The most popular publications are available for download below, but you may visit the WSU Consumer Food Safety page for a more complete list of publications.

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