Food Preservation and Cooking classes***

Need your Pressure Gauge tested?  You can bring your gauge to our office between 8:30am and 5:00pm Monday - Thursday and Friday 8:30am - 1pm.

Please call ahead for an appointment time.  The Testing is a FREE service.


General Food Preservation and Cooking classes at Gehlar Wellness Kitchen

***Pre-registration required (see below for details)

Preserving Fruit class, Monday August 10, 2015

Gehlar Wellness Kitchen, 1st floor building D, Salem Hospital
939 Oak St SE, Salem OR


Basics of Pressure Canning class, Wednesday September 9, 2015

Two classes offered (choose which you'd like to attend)


Gehlar Wellness Kitchen, 1st floor building D, Salem Hospital
939 Oak St SE, Salem OR

Freezer Meals class, Monday November 9, 2015
Gehlar Wellness Kitchen, 1st floor building D, Salem Hospital
939 Oak St SE, Salem OR


***Pre-registration required by calling  503-588-5301  or by emailing

$12 per class



Food Preservation Classes at EZ Orchards

***Pre-registration required (see below for details)


Jams & Jellies - June 27  9:00-11:00am

Jams & Jellies - June 27  1:00-3:00pm

Preserving Pickles - August 1   9:00-11:30am

Preserving Pickles - August 1   1:00-3:30pm

Preserving Tomatoes & Salsa - August 25   9:00-11:30am

Preserving Tomatoes & Salsa - August 25   1:00-3:30pm


$15 per class


***Register at EZ Orchards   503.393.1506   




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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