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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

Pickling isn’t just for cucumbers!  Try one of the many other zesty vegetable pickles you can make and can this summer, like Pickled Dilled Beans and Pickled Okra.

Tons of tomatoes?  You may want help finding reliable methods to preserve them safely and in the highest quality.  Here are tips for Sorting Out Tomato Canning Directions, and be sure to follow these recommendations for Canning Tomatoes and Tomato Products.

Peppers are another popular vegetable this time of year and there are many ways to preserve them, including drying pepper rings, freezing sweet bell peppers or hot peppers, or pickling peppers (bell peppers, hot peppers, jalapeño rings, or yellow pepper rings).

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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