Home Food Preservation

Be safe. Have Fun. Call with canning questions.

Food Safety & Preservation Hotline Open for The Season


The OSU Extension Service Food Safety and Preservation Hotline starts on July 16 and ends on October 12, 2018 (M-F, 9am-4pm). Call 1-800-354-7319 (toll-free)

Drying and Roasting Seeds - SP50-534


Information on safely drying and roasting sunflower and pumpkin/squash seeds, including harvesting, roasting, and storing.

Drying Herbs - SP50-921


Information on herbs, including harvesting, drying methods, storage, and use.

Drying Fruits and Vegetables

OSU Extension Catalog

Written primarily for drying in an electric dehydrator, this guide applies as well to oven drying. Sections cover selecting, preparing, and pretreating foods for drying as well as storing and using dried foods. A drying chart gives specific suggestions for drying dozens of different fruits and...

Making Dried Fruit Leather

OSU Extension Catalog

Provides methods for making dried fruit leather.

By Nellie Oehler