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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 have food preservation or food safety questions, or want to learn more about the Lane Area Master Food Preserver program, call the message telephone at 541-344-4885. Certified Master Food Preserver volunteers will return your call as soon as possible.
Pressure canner gauge testing 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, and other stores that sell canning supplies.
Clear Jel is available for $4/lb. or $12/4 lbs.
Lane Message phone: 541-344-4885 (year round)
Statewide Hotline -800-354-7319 (open through Oct. 17, 2014)
OSU Extension Service-Lane County office
996 Jefferson Street, Eugene, OR 97402-5225
Corner of 10th Ave. & Jefferson Street (see map)