NEW 2020: The State Home Food Preservation team is hosting an online class and open time for questions and answers during summer 2020. This is free but you must preregister for each session. You are welcome to attend one or all. The links for each session are below. They are offered every other Tuesday from 4-5pm. Once you preregister for the class, you will receive an email with details to attend the online class. 

The presentations will be recorded and posted for those who could not attend live.  All recordings will be posted at after the event.

2020 classes

Interested in watching "how to" can and freeze or any of the recorded 2020 sessions? Please visit Ohio State University Extension Home Food Preservation page 

LUCAS COUNTY INFORMATION: due to COVID-19 currently we are not testing pressure canner gauges. As soon as we are, it will be updated here as well as shared on our Facebook Page @OSUExtensionLucasCounty). OSU Extension, Lucas County offers pressure canner gauge testing.  Please contact Patrice for an appointment at or 419-574-0983 Appointments will be scheduled. Please email or call in advance to schedule a day and time.

OSU Extension Food Preservation Resources (2 page handout) - includes list of food preservation industry contacts for equipment, ingredients and other supplies. This handout is used at all OSU Extension Home Food Preservation classes in Lucas County.

The National Center for Home Food Preservation

Fact Sheets: To find directions and recipes for canning, freezing or drying foods, visit OSU Extension's website and click on "FOOD". Here is a sample of Fact Sheets that you will find on ohioline.