Planning on canning this summer?
WSU Food Safety & Preservation Information Assistants are now available in Okanogan County to answer your food preservation questions and test pressure canner gauges. Clinics will be held every Wednesday from July to October between 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. There is a suggested donation of $5 for each gauge tested.
USDA recommends that home canners have their pressure canner dial gauges checked each year to assure safety in home canning. An inaccurate gauge could mean home canned vegetables, fish and meat products would not be safe to eat.
Up-to-date food preservation publications and information are available for purchase.
The WSU Extension office is located at 149 3rd Ave. N, Room 101 in the Okanogan County Court House.
WSU Extension programs are available to all without discrimination.