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Food Preservation

Program Contact: Kate Ryan, Food Safety Assistant
(425) 357-6024 •
canning2Home food preservation can help make fruits, vegetables and food budgets last longer. After having your canner gauge tested, visit one of the many Farms and Farmers Markets in our region and start preserving local food from local farms.

Preserve the Harvest Classes

2020 classes are now open for registration. May thru August 2020, details and registration at Preserve-the-Harvest/

Online Food Preservation Course

Details and registration for online course thru Iowa State.

WSU Food Preservation Resources

When canning home-preserved foods use research-based, laboratory tested, up-to-date recipes from the resources on this page and in this brochure: WSU Extension Food Preservation Resources Brochure #C1117E

Food Preservation Resources

Food Safety Resources

Pressure Canner
Gauge Testing

Pressure Canner Dial Gauges should be tested once a year to be sure they are accurate. Weighted gauge canners do not need to be tested.

Locations for gauge testing

Ajax Electric – 2911 1st Ave S, Seattle, WA 98134 (206) 622-9948
WSU Skagit County Extension – 11768 Westar Lane, Suite A  Burlington, WA 98233, (360) 428-4270
Ace Hardware – 1420 Riverside Dr, Mt Vernon, WA 98273, (360) 428-6977

Making & Canning Low and No-Sugar Berry Jam



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