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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

Our self-paced, online course for those wanting to learn more about home canning and preservation is temporarily unavailable while it is converted to another platform. This may take several months; we are sorry for the inconvenience. The same information can be learned by reading through Guides 1 through 4 of the USDA Complete Guide to Home Canning, or this section of our website: How Do I.... Can

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As the weather cools, interest in soup heats up. See our directions for canning and freezing soups. Not all homemade soups can be successfully preserved for long-term storage; we cannot offer you options for canning soups thickened with flour or cornstarch, or containing rice, pasta or cream.

For many, fall means pumpkin season. Not just for carving jack-o-lanterns, some varieties make great pumpkin pies. Or for preserving the abundant availability, can pumpkin and winter squash in cubes, or freeze it.

Canned enough applesauce, apple rings, apple juice, and apple jelly already? If you want to make something different with your apples, then try these ideas for Apple Alternatives.

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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