Home Food Preservation
USDA is your source for current research-based recommendations for most methods of home food preservation.
The National Center for Home Food Preservation was established with funding from the Cooperative State Research, Education and Extension Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture (CSREES-USDA) to address food safety concerns for those who practice and teach home food preservation and processing methods. Numerous CSU Extension publications on food preservation are available.
- January 14 – Canning 101 (Carbondale)
- February 11 – Pressure Canning (Rifle)
- February 25 – Pressure Canning (Carbondale)
- March 2 – Canning 101 (Meeker)
- March 11 – Dehydrating (Rifle)
- March 25 – Dehydrating (Carbondale)
- April 8 – Fermentation (Rifle)
- April 15 – Fermentation (Carbondale)
Food Safety Works Class
The Safe Food Handler Training is a three hour course for food service workers that cover the basic requirements for safe food handling. The topics covered include: Preventing Foodborne Illness; Food Temperature Control; Personal Hygiene; Preventing Cross Contamination; Preparing and Serving Food Safely; and Cleaning and Sanitizing. Contact Carla at email@example.com for more information. Please read the Food Safety Works Newsletter for up-to-date information on food safety.
- May 2 – Meeker
Food Safety Training for Colorado Cottage Food Producers
This training covers specifics of the Colorado Cottage Food Act and how to safely operate a food business from a home kitchen. The class includes instruction on basic food safety, foods permissible in Colorado Cottage Food Act, ingredient labeling and disclaimer requirements, special considerations for food preparation at altitude. Completion of this training satisfies the State of Colorado’s food safety training for Cottage Food sellers.
- February 8th – Rifle Registration
- March 1st – Glenwood Springs
- April 5th – Rifle
- May 9th – Meeker
Master Food Safety Advisor Program
Master Food Safety Advisors provide 30 hours of service to the community by sharing their knowledge and teaching others on food preservation methods. They assist the Family & Consumer Science Extension Agent in answering consumer phone calls; providing information at local farmers markets, fairs and supermarkets; conducting presentations and workshops for community groups and schools; preparing educational displays; and writing articles for newsletters and newspapers. For more information about the Master Food Safety Advisor program or to schedule a program on food preservation, please
Please contact Carla.firstname.lastname@example.org at the Garfield County CSU Extension office at 970/625-3969 for more information.
2019 Master Food Safety Advisor Class will be on Thursday’s starting September 5th – October 3rd.
Farm-To-Table Food Safety
Assuring the safety of our food supply begins long before food reaches the table. At each stage of the food chain, from the producer to the consumer, food safety strategies can be followed to minimize contamination and help lower the risk of foodborne illness. Focused on the safe production, preparation and consumption of food in Colorado for growers, retailers, and consumers visit www.farmtotable.colostate.edu/.