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The National Center for Home Food Preservation is your source for current research-based recommendations for most methods of home food preservation. The Center was established with funding from the Cooperative State Research, Education and Extension Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture (CSREES-USDA) to address food safety concerns for those who practice and teach home food preservation and processing methods. more >>>

put it up food preservation for youth

We offer you free lesson plans for teaching youth how to preserve at home in Put it Up! We’ve updated the curriculum with new illustrations and other minor improvements, which are now available to download and print from the Put It Up! curriculum page. There you can also access the new teaching tools: legal-size “posters” with step-by-step checklists.

learn home food preservation

We offer a free, self-paced, online course for those wanting to learn more about home canning and preservation. This course is offered in the University of Georgia eLC system. Register for the Self-Study.

Topics covered in the course:

  • Introduction to Food Preservation
  • General Canning
  • Canning Acid Foods
  • Canning Low-Acid Foods

food preservation tips Seasonal Hot Topics

Are you ready to can this year’s bounty? Follow these tips to Plan Ahead for Home Canning this Summer and if you’re in the market for a new pressure canner, then view this quick clip on Selecting Pressure Canners.

If you are in the process of planning your summer garden, then check out the recent blog posts What Will You Put Up in 2015? and Homegrown Tomatoes – Not just a Daydream.

Once the first spring berries start ripening you might be looking for recipes to make those sweet flavors last the whole year. Try one of these recipes for boiling water canning: Whole Berries, Berry Syrup, or Berry Jam.  Or simply freeze berries using the tray pack method.

Recorded Webinar Available

Now available: recording of the 'History, Science, and Current Practice in Home Food Preservation' webinar. Play recording.

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So Easy To Preserve
The University of Georgia Cooperative Extension has now published a 6th edition of its popular book, So Easy To Preserve. The book is new as of September 2014. Chapters include Preserving Food, Canning, Pickled Products, Sweet Spreads and Syrups, Freezing and Drying. Ordering information is available on the So Easy to Preserve website. so easy to preserve


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