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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, or by approved plan. Effective July 6, 2021, Snohomish County WSU Extension will have a limited administration presence at Willis Tucker Park (Snohomish). The McCollum Park campus (Everett) continues to be closed to the public.  We are available via email, phone, and webconference.

Food Preservation

Program Contact: Kate Ryan, Food Safety Assistant
(425) 357-6024 •
Home food preservation can help make fruits, vegetables and food budgets last longer.

Grow your own at home with help from our Growing Groceries Resources (website) and/or visit one of the many Farms and Farmers Markets (website) in our region and start preserving local food from local farms.

New publication on low sugar/low sodium canning!

Food Preservation for Special Diets FS359E

This publication provides a synopsis of the changes you can, and cannot, safely make to the sugar and sodium content when preserving foods at home.

Online Food Preservation Classes

There are no upcoming events at this time.

Food Preservation Resources

When preserving foods at home, be sure to use research-based, laboratory tested, up-to-date recipes like the following:



Meat, Fish, Poultry, & Game

Take Care of Your Pressure Canner!

Using and Caring for Your Pressure Canner PNW421 (pdf)

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