Food Preservation

pressuer cannerPressure Canner Testing (for dial gauges only) can be done anytime. Call the UW-Extension office to make appointment: 715-748-3327

Safe and Healthy: Preserving Food at Home   A blog with information about safely preserving food at home by Barb Ingham, UW-Extension Food Safety Specialist.

Food Preservation Publications Order Form  (.pdf)
Bulletins may be picked up at the Taylor County UW-Extension Office (925 Donald St., Medford), ordered by mail, or accessed on-line at

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UW Food Safety and Health
National Center for Home Food Preservation
UW-Extension Food Preservation Publications Online

Food Preservation Fact Sheets

For a Fresh Taste of Summer Year Round, Try Freezing Garden Produce
Yields for Canned or Frozen Fruits and Vegetables
Delicious Frozen Corn Year Round

5 Tips for a Successful Home Canning Season
Ensure a Healthy Harvest
Pressure Canners Are Not the Same as Pressure Cookers
Add Acid to Tomatoes When Canning – Here’s Why
Using Clear Jel ®
Making Safe Jerky in a Home Dehydrator
Recipes for Beef or Venison Jerky

Need more answers to your food preservation questions?
Call Taylor County UW-Extension Family Living Agent, Peggy Nordgren, 715-748-3341 or email