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OSU’s food preservation hotline

As canning season gets underway, the Food Preservation hotline from Oregon State University Extension Service starts taking calls July 15.

The toll-free hotline at 800-354-7319 runs until Oct. 18 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. When the hotline is closed, callers can leave a message. The hotline is staffed by certified Master Food Preserver volunteers in Lane and Douglas counties, but is available statewide.

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Kelly Streit (right), Extension Family and Community Health educator, answers questions at the Farmer's Market about preserving foods safely.

Photo by Lynn Ketchum

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