WSU Whatcom County Extension

Family & Community Health

WSU Whatcom County Extension        

Food Safety & Preservation


If you have questions about home food safety and preservation, please call our office.

Cheryl Kahle, Food Safety Information Assistant
(360) 778-5806


Food preservation courses teach how to preserve the harvest at home

EVERETT, Wash. – Juicy ripe peaches, snapping fresh green beans, sweet raspberry jam, and crunchy dill pickles – nothing tastes better than home-preserved foods. In addition, a well-stocked pantry is a big step towards ensuring your family always has plenty of healthy food available. However, safely preserving food at home requires a bit of knowledge, some time set aside, and a small investment in equipment.

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WSU Food Safety & Preservation Publications

These publications are available for sale through the Whatcom County Extension Office, 676-6736 or purchase them online at some of these publications are available in Spanish (bottom of page).


Big Game From Hunt to Home - PNW517

Canning Fruits - PNW0199

Canning Meat, Poultry, & Game - PNW361

Canning Seafood - PNW194

Canning Tomatoes and Tomato Products - PNW300

Canning Vegetables - HS0006e.pdf

Curing and Smoking Poultry Meat - EB1660

Drying Fruits and Vegetables - PNW397

Fish Pickling for Home Use - PNW0183

Food Preservation Resources - C1117E

Freezing Fruits and Vegetables - PNW0214

Freezing Meat, Fish and Poultry at Home - EB1195

Freezing Prepared Foods - PNW296

Fresh Cheese Made Safely - PNW0539

Home Canning Smoked Fish - PNW0450

Homemade Meat, Poultry, and Game Sausages - EB1661

Now You're Cooking - Using a Food Thermometer - MISC0513

Now You're Cooking - Using a Food Thermometer (recipe cards) - MISC0512

Pickled Eggs - EB1104

Pickling Vegetables - PNW355

Salsa Recipes for Canning - PNW0395

Smoking Fish at Home Safely - PNW238

Storing Fruits and Vegetables at Home - EB1326

Using and Caring for Your Pressure Canner - PNW421


Spanish Publications

Envasado de Frutas - WREP0114

Envasado de Hortalizas - WREP0113

Queso Fresco Hecho Saludable - PNW0539S

Recetas Para el Envasado de Salsas - PNW0395S

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