Food Preservation

There is nothing like the taste of fresh-from-the-garden vegetables and fruits. But food begins to spoil quickly after harvesting unless it is preserved. Let WVU Extension’s Food and Nutrition specialists guide you through the food preservation process.

Extension specialists offer canning and other food preservation classes across the state. To see if WVU Extension is hosting a canning training class in your area, contact your local Extension office.

We Can: Food Preservation

Canning

We Can! The Canning Process PDF
We Can! Tomatoes PDF
We Can! Vegetables PDF
We Can! Fruits PDF
We Can! Meat and Poultry PDF
FAQ Answers PDF
Black & White Brochure PDF
Color Brochure PDF

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Freezing & Drying

Freeze Fresh Fruits PDF
Freeze Fresh Vegetables PDF
Home Dried Fruits PDF
Home Dried Vegetables [Snippet Error: This file has been deleted.] PDF

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“We Can Food Preservation!”
If you would like any canning information or recipes please stop by the Mercer County Extension Office and speak with Andrea Bennett or call our office at 304-425-3079.

Office Information

WVU Extension Service
Mercer County Office
1500 West Main Street
Princeton, WV 24740

Phone 304-425-3079
Fax 304-487-1439
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30 to 4:30
Office Directions

“Our office is located in the beautiful, historical Mercer County Veterans Memorial Building in Princeton, WV.


WVU Serving all 55 of West Virginia’s Counties

WVU Extension Service provides programs in 4-H Youth Development, Families and Health, Agriculture and Natural Resources, Community, Economic and Workforce Development with support from West Virginia University faculty and staff. WVU also maintains a historic special-mission campus at WVU Jackson’s Mill Center for Lifelong Learning and State 4-H Camp, near Weston, West Virginia.


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Extension at Work in Your Community

2013 4-H Camp applications have been mailed. Deadline for early registration is June 15, 2013. If you have not received an application in the mail, please come by the WVU Extension Office at 1500 West Main Street in the Memorial Building or call 304-425-3079. Thanks!

People in Your Community…Knowledge at Your Doorstep

Our Mercer County office provides agricultural information and assistance, but also other local programs like 4-H, CEOS, and Families and Health (among others) for county communities. We are also your Web link to the WVU Extension Service Web portal, other WVU Extension county offices, and to West Virginia University colleges and offices. WVU’s Mercer County Extension Office is part of the national land-grant system. Each office has the same mission as its foundation: to help people put knowledge to work.

Each WVU Extension Office can provide the public with information on many topics from many resources. The Mercer County Extension Office faculty and staff provide assistance and educational programs in a number of areas. Visit the areas in the navigation bar to find out more, or to find needed forms and information for local programs. Our Web page is under development and will be changing as we add new material.


Part of the National Cooperative Extension System

With more than 3,000 county offices in the USA, the National Cooperative Extension System is the local front door for many citizens to their state land-grant institutions.

All universities engage in research and teaching, but the nation’s more than 100 land-grant colleges and universities including WVU, have another critical mission: Extension. Extension means reaching out, and along with teaching and research land-grant institutions extend their resources, solving public needs with college or university resources through local programs. To meet and support the needs of local people and communities, county faculty and staff involve local residents in developing and leading specific programs and activities.