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Tips for Preserving Food

Program Contact: Vivian Smallwood, Food Safety/Preservation Information Assistant
(360) 428-4270 ext. 238 •

Do you have an abundance of produce from your garden? Now is the time to preserve them for times when you can’t get them “fresh picked.” WSU Skagit County Extension Crop Sheets provide accurate research-based information on preserving food. Consider canning, freezing, pickling, or dehydrating. The information is now at your fingertips!

The documents listed to the right are in the Adobe Acrobat .pdf file format. You need the free Acrobat Reader to download and view these files.

More Food Preservation Recipes and links may be found here. 


We now test Pressure Canner Dial Gauges

Dial gauges should be checked every year to insure they are reading correctly (weighted gauge canners do not have to be checked).

Testing is offered during open hours. Gauges may have to be removed from lids to be able to test. Cost is $5.00. Call 360-428-4270, ext 0 for more information.