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WSU Snohomish County Extension office has moved!

Our office is now located in the Snohomish County Parks & Recreation Administration Office at Willis Tucker Park, 6705 Puget Park Drive, Snohomish, 98296.

Food Preservation

Program Contact: Rosy Smit, Consumer Food Safety and Preservation Advisor
(425) 357-6024 •

Preserve the Harvest

Summer 2024 Food Preservation Classes, Online and In-person

New to the science of food preservation? Been a few years since you’ve canned? Learn about the most recent research and changes to home food preservation procedures along with links to plenty of safe, tested recipes. This series of six classes teaches safe food preservation techniques, on Zoom, with real-time live demonstrations. Limited spots also available to attend in the classroom as well. This series will provide you with the scientific background, preparation tips, and safe processing methods to preserve food at home.

Classes occur Wednesdays, 6-8pm

May 22 Basics of Safe Canning

June 5 Jams, Jellies, Spreads

June 12 Tomatoes, Salsa and Relish

July 10 Pickles

August 7 Basics of Dehydrating and Freezing

August 14 Basics of Pressure Canning

Classes are $10 each

If the class fee presents a financial barrier, please contact or 425.357.6024

To register for the Online classes

To register for the In-person classes at Stilly Valley Health Connections in Arlington, WA

Reasonable accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities and special needs who contact Rosy Smit at (425) 357-6024 or at least three weeks prior to the event date.

Extension programs and policies are consistent with federal and state laws and regulations on nondiscrimination regarding race, color, gender, national origin, religion, age, disability, and sexual orientation. Evidence of non-compliance may be reported through your local Extension Office.


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.

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.

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!

Use, Care, and Operation of Your Pressure Canner PNW421 (pdf)

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