Home Food Preservation

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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)

Canned Fruits and Tomatoes: Problems and Solutions - SP50-743


Publication describes common problems and solutions when canning fruit and tomatoes.

Preserving Tomatoes - SP50-920


How to preserve tomatoes, including canning, freezing, and drying. Includes recipes for catsups and green tomato pie filling.

Canning Tomatoes and Tomato Products

OSU Extension Catalog

Covers how to select equipment, prepare equipment and tomatoes, pack jars, add acid and salt, close jars, cool, test for a seal, store, and check jars for spoilage. Outlines steps for processing in pressure and boiling-water canners. Provides specific processing recommendations for seven different...

By Jeanne Brandt