Food Preservation and Safety

Need your Pressure Gauge tested?  You can bring your gauge to our office, testing is a FREE service.  Please call ahead for an appointment, the test takes just a few minutes.  Our office hours are Monday - Friday 8am-5pm.


Master Food Preserver Program

2016 Master Food Preserver program will be held April - June.   Applications are now being accepted (due by March 6, 2016).   Click here to learn more or to download an application.

Master Food Preserver trainees receive 48 hours of hands-on, University-tested food safety and preservation instruction at a very low price. After completing the training, MFP volunteers give back 40 hours of service helping others safely and successfully preserve food. 


General Food Preservation and Cooking classes

2016 calendar is currently being developed.  Check back later for details.



A few other cooking classes are offered through a partnership with the City of Woodburn Parks and Recreation Department.   Click here for details.



About Food Safety and Preservation 

Extension has been involved with food preservation for 100 years. Our goal is to provide you with recipes and instructions that minimize your risk of spoilage and food borne illness. If you happen to be canning, freezing, dehydrating or pickling in the dead of night, you can access several of our bulletins and factsheets with tested instructions on line 24/7.

Complete Guide to Home Canning - is the current compilation of instructions from the United States Department of Agriculture. Consisting of seven different sections beginning with the principals of home canFruitning, the guide can be downloaded, saved and printed or bookmark the webpage and consult it at your convenience.

So Easy To Preserve – is a comprehensive food preservation guide. It contains basic information regarding various preservation techniques including canning, pickling, jellied products, freezing and dehydrating. Order your copy from Cooperative Extension, The University of Georgia at  and click on So Easy To Preserve.

Canning Fruits at Home - Visit our self directed learning module designed to take you through each step of canning fruit at home.

Food Safety at Home

The United States Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service offers food safety at home podcasts and videocasts on more than 40 topics ranging from holiday food safety to tailgating parties.

Food Safety at Home in American Sign Language

Food Safety at Home in Spanish

Food Safety for SeniorsAsparagus

There are some 76 million cases of foodborne illness in the U.S. every year; 325,000 require hospitalization; 5,000 result in death. Older adults can experience more serious foodborne illness complications that require hospitalization and can result in long-term disability and even death. Click here to learn more.  Participant guilde-pdf

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