Oregon State University Extension Service is your source for research based information on safe home food preservation. Here are the services that we offer in Columbia County:
Food Preservation Classes:
Every summer we offer hands-on food preservation classes that are open to the public. See our announcement for the latest Food Preservation Class dates!
Food Preservation Publications:
All our publications and fact sheets can be viewed and printed online.
For printed copies of our materials, stop by our office in St. Helens.
Dial Gauge Testing:
Pressure canner dial gauges should be tested every year before canning. We offer this service FREE of charge in our office, Monday thru Friday. It's a good idea to CALL FIRST to make sure we are available to test your gauge.
Food Preservation Presentations:
Groups of 10 or more can request a one hour Food Preservation presentation, FREE of charge. Call for more information.
Other Food Preservation Resources:
These are recommended websites for more information on home food preservation.
Ball Blue Book (1988 or newer versions)
How to Contact us:
505 N. Columbia River Hwy
St. Helens, OR 97051