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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 Information Assistant
360-395-2359 • Jennie Goforth

Do you have an abundance of produce from your garden, CSA box, or Farmer’s Market? Food preservation allows you to enjoy local produce all year long.

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

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