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The Routt County Extension office gets lots of calls year-round on home food safety and preservation.

  • How long can I keep leftovers?
  • How do I safely thaw a turkey?
  • How do I preserve tomatoes?
  • How do I adjust my canning for my elevation?

The questions are varied, seasonal and endless! Extension is home of the volunteer Routt County Master Food Safety Advisors. Thanks to their great work and dedication, Extension staff is able to answer these calls, conduct presentations and workshops as well as provide credible, up-to-date food safety information.

Master Food Safety Advisors receive in-depth training on food safety and safe food preservation methods. MFSA volunteers help others practice safe food handling and successfully can, freeze and dehydrate food at home. Volunteers conduct demonstrations and workshops, test pressure canner gauges, staff exhibits at county fairs and farmers markets, write articles and answer phone calls and emails.

Have a food safety or food preservation question?  Is it time to have your pressure canner dial gauge tested? Or what to sign up for a class? Call the CSU Routt County Extension Office at 970.879.0825 or email us at

2018 Food Preservation Classes:

April 14th: Canning Basics

April 25th: Youth Intro to Jam

May 30th: Cottage Food Safety Training

September 6th and 7th: Palisades Tour and Produce Buy

October 17th from 5 to 7pm Salsa at the Extension Office 136 6th Street Steamboat Springs CO

November 17th from 9 to 1pm Pressure Canning at the Routt County Fairgrounds 365 S Poplar St, Hayden