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.
*June 8 6:00-8:30pm Yamhill Community Action Partnership (YCAP)
*June 25 9:30-12:00pm YCAP
*July 7 6:00-8:30pm Gehlar Wellness Kitchen, Salem Hospital
*July 26 6:00-8:30pm OSU Extension Service, Polk County
*July 13 6:00-8:30pm YCAP
*July 23 9:30-12:00pm YCAP
*August 18 6:00-8:30pm Gehlar Wellness Kitchen, Salem Hospital
*Sept 14 6:00-8:30pm YCAP
*Sept 24 9:30am-12pm YCAP
*August 10 6:00-8:30pm YCAP
*August 23 6:00-8:30pm OSU Extension Service, Polk County
*August 27 9:30am-12:00pm YCAP
YCAP is located at 1317 NE Dustin Court, McMinnville OR
Gehlar Wellness Kitchen is located on the 1st floor building D, Salem Hospital.
939 Oak St SE, Salem OR
OSU Extension Service, Polk County is located at 289 E Ellendale Ave, Ste 301, Dallas OR
*Jams, Jellies, Pie Fillings
*Basics of Pickle Making
*Preserving Tomatoes & Salsa
Classes are free and open to the public. Classes will showcase a demonstration and sharing of up-to-date information. These classes are NOT hands-on. No registration required.
*Food Preservation & Safety Update, Tuesday June 14 from 6:30-7:30pm.
*How to Dry Foods, Tuesday June 28 from 6:30-7:30pm.
2016 Master Food Preserver program will be held April - June. The class is full. Applications for the 2017 MFP class will be made available in January 2017.
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.
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 canning, 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 for Seniors
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