Pressure Canner Testing & Food Preservation Resources being offered at local farmers markets

Enjoy the freshness of produce all year long when you preserve your food safely! Ensure 
your home canning is safe. Have your gauge tested annually to make sure it’s operating at the 
correct pressure. Inaccurate pressure can cause food not to be processed at a high enough 
temperature to kill harmful bacteria and toxins.  University of Illinois Extension will offer our 
free pressure canner gauge and seal testing at local farmers markets. Leave with our trusted 
resources and recipes and the confidence that you are preserving your garden bounty safely.  

Visit the Nutrition and Wellness Program booth at a farmers market near you.

• Princeton Farmers Market, Saturday, August 7,  8:30 – 1:00 PM 
• Ladd Farmers Market, Monday, August 16, 4:00 – 6:30 PM 
• Streator Farmers Market, Saturday, September 4, 8:00 - Noon 
• Spring Valley Farmers Market, Wednesday, September 8, 4:00 – 6:00 PM 

If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate or need more information 
please contact Susan Glassman, Extension Educator, Nutrition & Wellness, University of 
Illinois Extension at 815-224-0889.