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Food Preservation

Food Preservation

Canning jarsOhio State University Extension Family and Consumer Sciences' home food preservation workshops focus on teaching the basics of canning, freezing, and other methods of food preservation. Hands-on classes are offered across the state and typically address:

  • Basic food safety principles
  • Water bath canner and pressure canner methods
  • Principles involved in canning tomatoes, pickling and making jams and jellies
  • Methods for freezing fruits and vegetables
  • Reliable, research-backed resources from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, OSU Extension, and others

Gardeners and other lovers of fresh produce are often interested in extending the season's bounty by learning more about home-preserving fruits and vegetables. In OSU Extension’s home food preservation workshops, the science behind home food preservation is emphasized so that everyone who cans or freezes fresh fruits and vegetables understands why certain procedures must be followed precisely to ensure a high-quality, safe product that they and their family can enjoy.

To view the latest Food Preservation Webinars webinar recordings, visit fcs.osu.edu/programs/healthy-people/food-preservation/food-preservation-webinar-series.

Home Food preservation information, programs, and pressure canner testing are available across Ohio. Appointments are encouraged. If you do not see your county or a nearby county listed, please request an appointment at go.osu.edu/pressurecannertesting.


County

Contact

Phone

Offers Programs

Offers Pressure Canner Testing

Belmont

Lorissa Dunfee

740-695-1455

No

Yes

Butler

Heather Riester

513-887-3722

No

Yes

Carroll

Corina Gromley

330-627-4310

Yes

Yes

Champaign

Sofia Carter

937-484-1527

Yes

Yes

Clark

Kathy Tutt

937-398-7600

Yes

Yes

Clermont

Margaret Jenkins

513-732-7070

Yes

Yes

Coshocton

Emily Marrison

740-622-2265

Yes

Yes

Darke

Tina McGillvary

937-548-5215

Yes

Yes

Fairfield

Shannon Carter

740-653-5419

Yes

Yes

Fayette

Sarah Sowell

740-335-1150

Yes

Yes

Franklin

Jenny Lobb

614-866-6900

Yes

Yes

Fulton

Melissa Rupp

419-337-9210

Yes

Yes

Greene

Brenda Sandman-Stover

937-372-9971

No

Yes

Guernsey

Caitlin Mathews-Smith

740-489-5300

Yes

Yes

Hancock

Jennifer Little

567-242-7334

Yes

Yes

Hardin

Jami Dellifield

419-674-2297

No

Yes

Holmes

Kate Shumaker

330-674-3015

Yes

Yes

Licking

Shari Gallup

740-670-5315

Yes

Yes

Lucas

Patrice Powers-Barker

419-213-4254

Yes

Yes

Mahoning

Beth Stefura

330-533-5538

Yes

Yes

Medina

Erin Ruggiero

330-725-4911

Yes

yes

Monroe

Ken Stewart

740-472-0810

Yes

Yes

Montgomery

Pat Holmes

937-224-9654

No

Yes

Morrow

Candace Heer

419-947-1070

Yes

Yes

Muskingum

Alexus Materson

740-454-0144

No

Yes

Noble

Sami Hull

740-732-5681

No

Yes

Ottawa

Katie Schlagheck

419-898-3631

Yes

Yes

Paulding

Emma Horstman

419-399-8225

No

Yes

Perry

Misty Harmon

740-743-1602

Yes

Yes

Pickaway

Jessica Lowe

740-474-7534

Yes

No

Pike

Tammy Jones

740-289-4837

Yes

Yes

Ross

Lisa Barlage

740-702-3200

Yes

Yes

Sandusky

Katie Schlagheck

419-334-6340

Yes

Yes

Scioto

Treva Williams

740-354-7879

Yes

Yes

Stark

Holly Bandy

234-348-6001

Yes

Yes

Trumbull

Marie Economos

330-638-6783

No

Yes

Tuscarawas

Rebecca Davis

330-339-2337

Yes

Yes

Vinton

Tracey Perry

740-596-5212

Yes

Yes

Warren

Laura Stanton

513-695-1311

No

Yes

Washington

Amanda Bohlen

740-376-7431

Yes

Yes

Wayne

Melinda Hill

330-264-8722

Yes

Yes

Williams

Becky McGuire

419-636-5608

No

Yes

Wood

Susan Zies

Sue Miklovic (PA)

419-354-9050

No

Yes


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