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.

Master Food Preserver Volunteer Program Now accepting applications for 2018!

Are you interested in becoming a certified Master Food Preserver volunteer? This wonderful program gives you an opportunity to give back to your community by becoming a part of the many activities and community classes we offer yearly. Now is the time to apply to join the 2018 Master Food Preserver annual training class.   Click here for the details and application.

If you want to learn more about the Lane 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. Application Deadline is 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)