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Food Preservation

Program Contact: Anna Kestell, Food Preservation/Safety Education Coordinator
(509) 477-2195 •

Food Preservation Hotline 509-477-2195

1/4 pint jars of raspberry jelly
1/4 pint jars of raspberry jelly

An educator can answer your questions about food safety and food preservation.

Current hours are 8am – 1pm Monday – Friday.  Our Food Safety educator will return phone messages and emails when she is in the office.

Now is the time to plan for your food preservation!

Statewide Food Preservation/Safety Helpline

When the Spokane County educator is unavailable, please contact (509) 735-3551 or

Classes & Workshops

2021 Food Preservation remote Spring classes have  been scheduled!

Canning and Preservation Publications

Pressure Gauge Testing

It is important to have your pressure gauge tested for accuracy each year.

Please complete and bring the following forms prior to coming in for your gauge check: Gauge Check Forms

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Contact our Food Safety/Preservation Educator

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Anna Kestell
Food Preservation/Safety
(509) 477-2195


National Center for Home Food Preservation

farmer market stand with fruit

Buy, use, and preserve fresh, local produce!

Farmers Markets

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