Home Food Safety and Preservation Program

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

Photo by Lynn Ketchum

Food safety and preservation resources and classes, provided through the Oregon State University Extension Family and Community Health, ensures Oregonians have access to the most reliable information available. It is critical that those who prepare food and practice preserving and processing foods at home have access to research-based information on safe food handling. 

Many of our county offices offer food preservation programs and workshops, including our Master Food Preserver program. Contact your county extension office for more information.

News & Announcements

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)

Upcoming Events

2018 a la Carte Food Preservation Classes

Hood River County Extension Event

Tue, Sep 18, 2018 6:00 pm - Wed, Dec 12, 2018 6:00 pm
Food Preservation classes a la Carte held in Hood River and The Dalles! A selection of eight different food preservation classes covering various topics starting Wednesday, June 6th from 6:00-9:00 pm. Classes held on various Wednesday's until December 12 at the Hood River FISH Food Bank. These same classes will also be held in The Dalles on Tuesday's from 1-4pm at the Zion Lutheran Church.

Smoking and Curing Meats and Making Sausage

Lane County Extension Event

Sat, Oct 6, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tips for how to safely smoke meat, cheese and vegetables. Learn to cure meats and to make sausage.

Not Enough Time? Fast & Slow Cooking

Southern Oregon Research and Extension Center Event

Tue, Oct 16, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Has an Instant Pot® or other electric pressure cooker found its way into your kitchen? This was the most sought-after gift in the appliance section this last year. Our experts will take all the terror...

Basic Bread Baking

Lane County Extension Event

Sat, Oct 27, 10:00 am - 1:30 pm
Learn to make your own homemade bread from scratch.

Cranberries Make Delicious Memories

Southern Oregon Research and Extension Center Event

Tue, Nov 6, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Famous for their bright red color and characteristic taste, cranberries are a significant Oregon crop. Learn about the history, harvest and uses of these nutritious little jewels. Home preservation will be highlighted with samples and take home recipes at the Jackson County Extension Auditorium.