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 >>>
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Apples are in abundance this time of year, and fortunately there are so many ways to preserve them. Traditional recipes include Apple Butter, Crabapple Jelly, and Spiced Apple Rings, which you can find links to in our article, Apples are Peaking. For a few more unique and often overlooked recipes, follow this link to Apple Alternatives.
Exact dates for deer hunting season vary across the United States, but wherever you are, fall is the time of year that deer are most active and most actively hunted. To help you prepare for the season, here are tips and links to recommendations for safely preserving the highest quality venison.
We receive many questions about preserving pumpkins this time of year. Home canning is not recommended for pumpkin butter or any mashed or pureed pumpkin or winter squash, but we do have directions for canning cubed pumpkin. Pumpkin puree can be frozen or made into a spicy pumpkin leather.
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|So Easy To Preserve|
The University of Georgia Cooperative Extension is pleased to offer the 5th edition of its popular book,
So Easy To Preserve. This beautiful book contains the latest U.S. Department of Agriculture recommendations
for safe food preservation. So Easy To Preserve is now a 375-page book with over 185 tested recipes, along
with step by step instructions and in-depth information for both the new and experienced food preserver.
Chapters include Preserving Food, Canning, Pickled Products, Jellied Fruit Products, Freezing and Drying.
This 5th edition has 35 new tested recipes and processes, in addition to a new section with recommended
procedures for home-canned salsas.
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