Food Preservation

OSU Extension delivers the latest research on preparing food safely and preserving the flavor of your bountiful garden.

Sign up for OSU Extension's canning classes, find publications to help you with your home food preservation projects or learn how to store food safely.

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Popular Publications
 
Learn more about the benefits of freezing convenience foods.
 
When canning tomatoes and tomato products, safe procedures must be used.
 
Seafood products are high in quality and safe to eat when canned correctly.
 
Freezing is one of the simplest and least time consuming methods of food preservation.
 
Home canning is a popular form of food preservation and prevents spoilage.
 
Learn about the essentials of canning fruits for home use.

Featured Question

We picked up two five gallon buckets full of apples that were laying on the ground from our tree which we have never sprayed. We do not have any animals except squirrels and an occasional cat who may wander through our yard. Should I make applesauce and pies out of the apples or, in an abundance of caution, compost them?

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