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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!

A recording of the webinar "Teaching Youth How to Put It Up!" is also available. Having trouble watching this video? Use VLC Media Player to view it.

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

Deciding what gifts to give your favorite home food preserver? See our three short video clips to help you with your decision making: Holiday Gift Ideas, Safe Canning for Your Gifts and Tips on Selecting Pressure Canners,

Winter’s most wonderful berries are here -- Cranberries! Wondering what to do with them all? Try canning one of these varieties of Cranberry Sauces (sieved, crushed, or whole berries). Or, spice things up with this Spicy Cranberry Salsa or Cranberry Orange Chutney.

This chilly season is a great time to take care of your freezer and fill it with homemade prepared foods, like stews and casseroles.

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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