Basics of Home Food Preservation

Are you interested in preserving your own food? The Basics of Home Food Preservation workshop is a great starting point to introduce you to a variety of home food preservation methods.

Basics Of Home Food Preservation
Thursday, September 30 at 6 pm
OSU Extension Greene County
100 Fairground Rd
Xenia, OH 45385

Basic Information
The workshop will focus on the basics of canning, freezing, and other methods of home food preservation. Participants will learn basic food safety principles; the basics of getting started with water bath and pressure canning; and methods of freezing fruits and vegetables. 

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Register by 9/28/2021

Other Details
The program is designed to before informational, and there will be an opportunity to look at a variety of food preservation equipment, there will not however be any hands on canning at this presentation.

This program will be held in person at the OSU Extension Greene County office, Ohio State University Extension follows current University and Local Public Health COVID-19 protocols.

For more information, contact Laura Halladay
Email: or call 937-372-9971

Pressure Canner Lid Testing

Thousands of Ohioans are planning and preparing their home or community vegetable garden. An important part of planning should include your plan for the harvest. Many people chose to preserve their produce via home canning. For those planning to use a pressure canner, part of the preparation should include having the pressure canner gauge checked to ensure you are canning safely.

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) recommends you have your pressure canner lid and gauge tested every year. Ohio State University Extension: Greene County is offering pressure canner gauge testing on Tuesdays beginning in May. Please visit or call 937-372-9971 to schedule an appointment.

For more information contact Laura Halladay, Family and Consumer Sciences Educator, at or 937-372-9971