Pressure Canner Inspection

Dial gauges should be checked for accuracy and the overall condition of canner lids should be evaluated every year prior to the beginning of canning season. If you use your dial gauge canner throughout the year, check it at the same time every year. Our office offers pressure canner inspection and gauge testing. To make an appointment, call our office at 513-695-1311 or email Laura Stanton, our Family and Consumer Sciences Educator at stanton.60@osu.edu. We charge $5.00 to test each canner and we accept cash, check, or credit cards.

Home Food Preservation

Do you have a question about home food preservation? Remember, with the right information, food preservation can be safe, simple, and easy to learn.

OSU Extension Food Preservation Recorded Webinars 

OSU Extension Food Preservation Resources (PDF)

Ohioline: Food Preservation Fact Sheets (website)

Food Preservation: Canning Soup
Food Preservation: Preserving Water for Emergency Use
Food Preservation: Making Jerky
Food Preservation: Freezing Basics
Food Preservation: Preserving Herbs: Freezing and Drying
Food Preservation: Basics for Canning Fruit
Food Preservation: Basics for Canning Vegetables
Food Preservation: Freezing Fruits
Food Preservation: Freezing Vegetables
Food Preservation: Salsa—From Garden to Table

Selecting and Storing Ohio Produce Series

Ohioline: Food Fact Sheets (website)

Selecting, Storing, and Serving Ohio Onions
Selecting, Storing, and Serving Ohio Peas
Selecting, Storing, and Serving Ohio Peaches
Selecting, Storing, and Serving Ohio Pears
Selecting, Storing, and Serving Ohio Strawberries
Selecting, Storing, and Using Fresh Herbs
Selecting, Storing, and Serving Ohio Greens
Selecting, Storing, and Serving Ohio Grapes
Selecting, Storing, and Serving Ohio Melons
Selecting, Storing, and Serving Ohio Sweet Corn
Selecting, Storing, and Serving Ohio Carrots
Selecting, Storing, and Serving Ohio Cabbage
Selecting, Storing, and Serving Ohio Broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, and Cauliflower
Selecting, Storing, and Serving Ohio Cherries
Selecting, Storing, and Serving Ohio Squash and Pumpkin
Selecting, Storing, and Serving Ohio Potatoes
Selecting, Storing, and Serving Ohio Kohlrabi, Rutabagas, and Turnips
Selecting, Storing, and Serving Ohio Peppers
Selecting, Storing, and Serving Ohio Beans
Selecting, Storing, and Serving Ohio Apples
Selecting, Storing, and Serving Ohio Asparagus

Additional Resources

National Center for Home Food Preservation: https://nchfp.uga.edu

So Easy to Preserve (Book from University of Georgia Extension): https://setp.uga.edu