Food Preservation

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The Oregon State University Extension Service Master Food Preserver Program offers periodic classes and Web-based resources on food preservation/food safety and single topic cooking classes. Many of our publications are downloadable, free-of-charge, from this website. Others are available through Extension's statewide Family & Community Health Program, or may be ordered and purchased from Extension's Publications & Multimedia catalog.

If you want to learn more about the Lane Area Master Food Preserver volunteer program, call the message telephone at 541-344-4885. Certified Master Food Preserver volunteers will return your call as soon as possible. Applications available early 2018. Classes run April-June. Application to becoma a Master Food Preserver volunteer is available, due March 30, 2018.

Master Food Preservation Program of Lane County

Tests Pressure canner gauges in the OSU Extension Office (996 Jefferson Street, Eugene) $5 each. Prepare to leave equipment to be tested for several days; testing is done as volunteers are in the office. Office open Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 to 5 p.m. Canner parts can be found at hardware stores, Bi-Mart, Coastal Farm, Down to Earth, and other stores that sell canning supplies.

Sells Pickle Pipes $7 each - Waterless Fermentation Airlocks for Wide mouth mason jars

Sells Clear Jel - available for $4/lb. or $12/4 lbs.

Statewide Food Safety and Preservation Hotline

Now closed for the season.

OSU Holiday Fact sheets are posted on the FCH Website at

In Lane County - leave a message for a Master Food Preserver on the message phone: 541-344-4885.

For additional answers to your food safety questions year round contact:

USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline at 1-888-674-6854 

(7 am – 1 pm PST, M-F)

FDA Food Safety Hotline at 1-888-723-3366

(7 am – 1 pm PST, M-W and F)

Or email questions to OSU Ask an Expert

 OSU Extension Service-Lane County office

996 Jefferson Street, Eugene, OR 97402-5225

Corner of 10th Ave. & Jefferson Street (see map)

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