Join Ohio State University Extension for a series of online webinars teaching "Food Preservation Basics".  Sessions will be held on Tuesdays - May 18, June 1, June 15, and June 29 from 4:00-5:00 p.m.  Register to participate.

Topics include:

  • May 18 - Water Bath Canning (fruits, pickles, tomatoes, salsa, jams and jellies
  • June 1 - Pressure Canning (vegetables, soups, meat and tomatoes)
  • June 15 - Freezing
  • June 29 - Drying

Tune in for just one session or the whole series.  Sessions will be recorded and available after the live event for all who are registered.  During each session Ohio State University Food Preservation Experts will be available to answer food preservation questions.  Note - all who are registered will received an emailed link to join the live video session (accessible on your computer with internet, tablets, or smart phones).

In addition to this Food Preservation Series, the Ohio State University Extension, Ross County Office is offering free Pressure Canner Accuracy testing this summer by appointment.  Following USDA guidelines all dial gauge pressure canners should be checked annually for accuracy before beginning your summer canning.  Dates for 2021 canner testing include:

  • Tuesday, May 18
  • Tuesday, June 29
  • Tuesday, July 20

Schedule appointment

For additional information on Food Preservation or scheduling your canner testing call the Ohio State University Extension, Ross County Office at 740-702-3200.

Ohio State University Extension, Ohioline Food Preservation Fact Sheets -

National Center for Home Food Preservation -

USDA Complete Guide to Home Canning and Purdue Extension Food Preservation Factsheets -

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Jarden Industries (Ball, Kerr, Fruit Fresh, etc) -

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