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Food Preservation Publications

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

Publications Available at Spokane County Extension:

image of So Easy To Preserve publicationThe University of Georgia Cooperative Extension, home of the National Center for Home Food Preservation, has now published a 6th edition of its popular book, So Easy To Preserve.  This publication can be  purchased at WSU Spokane County Extension for $20 plus tax OR ordered from the University of Georgia.  Price: $20 plus shipping




"image of USDA Home Canning Guide"The USDA Complete Guide to Home Canning, 2015.  Can be downloaded from the National Center for Home Food Preservation.  There are 8 links which make up the electronic version of the USDA canning guide; for easier downloading.

The 2015 Complete Guide to Home Canning can be  purchased at WSU Spokane County Extension for $20 plus tax OR ordered from Purdue Extension: The Education Store. Price: $19 plus shipping




WSU Publications

Washington State University, Oregon State University, and Idaho State University Extensions offer a variety of Pacific Northwest food preservation and food safety publications. Many are downloadable/printable (pdf), free-of-charge, from WSU Extension Publications Store.

Canning Publications

FS232E Making Jams, Jellies, and Fruit Spreads
PNW172 Canning Vegetables
PNW194 Canning Seafood
FS236E Low Sugar Fruit Spreads
PNW199 Canning Fruits
PNW300 Canning Tomatoes and Tomato Products
PNW355 Pickling Vegetables
PNW361 Canning Meat, Poultry and Game
PNW395 Salsa Recipes for Canning
PNW421 Using and Caring for your Pressure Canner
PNW450 Canning Smoked Fish at Home

Dehydrating Produce Publications

PNW0397 Drying Fruits and Vegetables

Freezing Produce Publications

PNW214 Freezing Fruits and Vegetables
PNW296 Freezing Convenience Foods that You’ve Prepared at Home
PNW586 Home Freezing of Seafood

Meat and Fish Preservation Publications

PNW238 Smoking Fish at Home Safely
PNW517 Big Game From Hunt To Home
PNW632 Making Jerky at Home Safely

Miscellaneous Food Safety Publications

EB1104 Pickled Eggs
PNW250 You Can Prevent Food-borne Illness
PNW539 Fresh Cheese Made Safely
FS233E Preserving Berries