Washington State University Extension

Grant-Adams Extension

Food Preservation & Safety


Preserve the Taste of Summer
New Online Course

Washington State University Extension is announcing an eight-lesson, online food preservation program for the in-home consumer who wants to learn about food preservation and food safety. This eight lesson course is a great opportunity for anyone age 18 years or older who is interested in learning how to safely preserve foods. The lessons provide the most current USDA-approved food preservation recommendations and are designed for beginners as well as veteran canners who want to update their knowledge and skills. The online lessons can be viewed at any time and do not need to all be completed at the same time. You will need a computer made in the past five years and have a stable internet connection.

Cost is $25 total for all eight lessons.

Information and registration is available here.


During the growing and harvesting season, many foods are in abundance. Home food preservation can help make fruits & vegetables — and food budget — last longer. After having your canner gauge tested, visit Washington State Farmers Markets and preserve some local agriculture.


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 & Food Safety Information

For Answers to your Food Safety questions:

Phone: (855) 335-0575. “We can answer questions from industry, small businesses, or consumers”


Facebook page: and our Twitter feed:

Download Information Sheets:


Washington State University Extension offers a variety of food preservation and food safety publications. Many are downloadable/printable (pdf), free-of-charge, from the list below. Additional publications may be ordered from WSU Extension Publications:


PDF EB1665 Let’s Preserve Jelly, Jam, Spreads
PDF PNW0172 Canning Vegetables
PDF PNW0183 Pickling Fish and Other Aquatic Foods for Home Use
PDF PNW0194 Canning Seafood
PDF PNW0199 Canning Fruits
PDF PNW0300 Canning Tomatoes and Tomato Products
PDF PNW0355 Pickling Vegetables
PDF PNW0361 Canning Meat, Poultry and Game
PDF PNW0395 Salsa Recipes for Canning
PDF PNW0421 Using and Caring for your Pressure Canner
PDF PNW0450 Home Canning Smoked Fish


PDF PNW0397 Drying Fruits and Vegetables


PDF PNW0214 Freezing Fruits and Vegetables
PDF PNW0296 Freezing Convenience Foods that You’ve Prepared at Home

Meat and Fish

PDF PNW0238 Smoking Fish at Home Safely
PDF PNW450 Home Canning Smoked Fish
PDF PNW0517 Big Game From Hunt To Home
PDF PNW632 Making Jerky at Home Safely


PDF EB1104 Pickled Eggs

Spanish Food Preservation Bulletins

Order PNW395S Recetas para el Envasado de Salsas

Food Safety

PDF PNW0250 You Can Prevent Foodborne Illness
PDF PNW0539 Fresh Cheese Made Safely
PDF PNW0539S Queso Fresco Hecho Saludable

Food Storage

PDF PNW0612 Storing Food for Safety and Quality
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