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Food Preservation

Home food preservation is a way to preserve the freshness of homegrown food. 

While more popular in years past, preserving food at home is still done today. Without factoring in the labor costs, home food preservation can save money compared to commercially preserved foods.

Publications are available from NCFSEN North Central Food Safety Extension Network
  • Play It Safe! Safe Changes and Substitutions to Tested Canning Recipes
  • Oops! Remaking Jams and Jellies
  • Jar it Right!
  • Put a Lid On It!
  • Pressure Can It Right!
  • Steam Can It Right!


Also, the May/June newsletter is out! See "Tips for Successful Water Bath Canning"

Preserve It Fresh, Preserve It Safe


Let's Get to the Basics

Do you have a dial pressure canner? Bring it by the Extension office to have it checked free of charge for pressure safety.
Our staff can assist you with making sure gaskets and air vents are in good condition.