Looking for California local county extension offices in 2023? Scroll down this page and follow the links. And if you bring home some fruit or vegetables and want to can, freeze, make jam, salsa or pickles, see this page for simple, reliable, illustrated canning, freezing or preserving directions. There are plenty of other related resources, click on the resources dropdown above. If you are having a hard time finding canning lids, I've used these, and they're a great price & ship in 2 days.
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Your local California county extension agent from the Cooperative Extension office can help answer your garden and farming questions and they're free! Just click on the area below closest to you! The Cooperative Extension System is a nationwide, non-credit educational network. These offices are staffed by one or more experts who provide useful, practical, and research-based information to agricultural producers, small business owners, youth, consumers, and others in rural areas and communities of all sizes.
2801 2nd Street
Davis, CA 95618
1111 Franklin St.
Oakland, CA 94607-5200
Research and Extension Center System
UC Berkeley - College of Natural Resources
UC Davis - College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences
UC Davis - School of Veterinary Medicine
UC Riverside - College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences
University of California System
UC California Naturalist Program
UC Master Food Preserver Program
California Institute for Water Resources
Statewide Integrated Pest Management Program
Sustainable Agriculture Research Education Program (SAREP)
Water bath canner with a jar rack
Pressure canner for gas, electric and induction stoves
Canning scoop (this one is PERFECT)
Ball Blue book (most recent version)
most recent version of
the Ball Blue Book