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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.

New 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 March/April newsletter is out! See why "Dry Canning Is Not Safe!"

All of this information can be found at - 

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.
We also have a few helpful books available at a minimal cost.