Food Preservation

Safely preserving food is important. OSU provides science-based information on the safe methods for preserving food at home. OSU Extension offers food preservation publications on line or for a nominal cost with step-by-step directions on how to preserve most foods. 

Visit the University of Georgia website for more food preservation information and recipes.  The National Center for Home Food Preservation is your source for current research-based recommendations for most methods of home food preservation

Family Food Educators

Formerly called the Master Food Preserver Program, OSU changed the name and format to Family Food Education Program, which now emphasizes general nutrition and food safety as well as food preservation.

Food Preservation TraineesVolunteers completing the program are expected to "return" 30 hours of volunteer service to the community, sharing their new skills and information with others. Besides staffing farmers' market booths, they also help test pressure canner dial gauges, answer consumer phone calls, teach canning classes, and speak to interested groups.

Call us with your food safety or food preservation question,

Food Safety/Preservation Hotline (800) 354-7319

9 AM to 4 PM, Monday - Thursday, through October 15, 2009.

Home Preservation Resources

The Presto Company provides important information on the basic of home pressure canning.

Lost your Presto manual? Check the list of manuals available to download.

Learn the difference between boiling water bath canning and pressure canning from Clemson University in South Carolina.

The proper care and maintenance of your pressure canner is important. Learn more.