Gardeners and other lovers of fresh produce are often interested in extending the season's bounty by learning more about home-preserving fruits and vegetables. OSU Extension Family and Consumer Sciences staff teaches the basics of home canning and preservation. We emphasize the science behind preservation so that everyone who cans or freezes fresh fruits and vegetables understands why certain procedures must be followed precisely to ensure a high-quality, safe product.

Home Food Preservation workshops typically address:

  • Basic food safety principles
  • How to use a water bath canner and a pressure canner
  • Freezing fruits and vegetables
  • Accessing reliable research-backed resources from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, OSU Extension, etc.