Home Food Preservation

June-Aug 2018 SOREC-Classes-Jackson County Extension


Look and see what classes we offer this summer at Southern Oregon Research & Extension!

2018 Summer/Fall Food Preservation Classes


Classes include making Mini-Pies and Cobblers, Smoking and Curing Meats, Basic Fermentation and More!!!
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Food Safety & Preservation Hotline - July 16 - October 12 (M-F)


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

Canning Checklist Bookmarks

Fact Sheet

Canning Checklist OSU Bookmarks.

Pressure Canner Use and Care - SP50-649


Information about the different types and uses of home canners.

Master Food Preserver - Impact Sheet 2017

Fact Sheet

2017 OSU Master Food Preserver Impact sheet.

County Food Preservation Resource List - 2018


Provides local information about where to get your canning gauge tested as well as resources in your county for buying canning supplies and clear jel.
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USDA and FDA Food Safety Hotlines

Online Resource

For answers to your food safety questions year round contact:
USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline at 1-888-674-6854
7:00 am – 1:00 pm PST, Monday through Friday
FDA Food Safety Hotline at 1-888-723-3366
7:00 am – 1:00 pm PST, Monday, Wednesday and Friday

Summer Sausage Tips - SP50-735


Publication includes tips on making summer sausage - including ingredients, nitrates/nitrites, cooking, and storage.

Curing and Smoking Poultry Meat - SP50-693


Publication includes information on curing/smoking poultry and meat, including types of cures, preparation, smoking/cooking, and storage.

Making Dried Fruit Leather - FS-232


Tips on making fruit leather - includes fruit selection and preparation methods, drying methods, and storage.

Drying Herbs - SP50-921


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

Pectin Facts - SP50-808


Pectin facts - including manufacturer contact information.