Food Preservation

OSU Extension Family and Community Health provides publications and resources to help you preserve and store food. Extension also provides classes in food preservation and safety.  Contact your local Extension office for information about classes.

Fruits and vegetables

Meat, poultry, game, seafood



Jams, Jellies, Preserves



Smoking and curing

Preserving Specific Foods




Holiday Fact Sheets!


Family Food Education (FFE) Volunteers educate the public about safe food handling/preservation over the phone and at workshops and exhibits.

In 2012, 374 new and veteran Master Food Preserver/Family Food Education volunteers contributed over 23,150 hours of time in these counties: Central Oregon (Deschutes, Crook, Jefferson), Clackamas, Coos/Curry, Douglas, Jackson/Josephine, Klamath, Lane, Linn/Benton, Washington, and Wasco/Hood River.

They educated the public about safe food handling and preservation over the phone, at workshops, and at exhibits and demonstrations at sites such as farmers' markets and county fairs. Over 32,235 contacts were made.

Of these, over 3,425 callers received assistance from the Food Safety/Preservation Hotline which operated with volunteer assistance during the food preservation season.

Other Food Preservation Resources

Content Contact: Jeanne Brandt