Food Preservation

Food Preservation Questions 2021 On-Call Schedule:

Pressure Canner Testing 2021

Home canning of vegetables, meat and poultry all require processing in a pressure canner to destroy the bacterium Clostridium botulinum.  Following USDA recommendations, pressure canners with dial gauges should be tested for accuracy each year to ensure safe home food preservation. 

During each appointment, the dial-gauge will be tested against a calibrated Master gauge for accuracy.  We will also do a safety check on the canner.  Educational materials may be available.  The Educator will be happy to answer your food preservation questions.

Adams County does NOT offer pressure canner testing, but some surrounding counties do (Clermont, Pike, Scioto).  Please be aware that some counties may charge a fee for this service. If you are interested in pressure canner testing, please click the link below to get your appointment scheduled.

Pressure Canner Testing Appt.

Food Preservation Basics Webinar Series

Are you interested in learning about food preservation?  Join us for these free webinars hosted by Ohio State University Extension. The first half hour will consist of a lesson on the below topics, followed by 30 minutes of open question and answer time. You are welcome to register for just one or all of them.

When: Tuesdays in May and June from 4 – 5PM