USDA Publications

USDA Complete Guide to Home Canning, 2015 revision

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The 2015 Complete Guide to Home Canning is also being sold in print form by Purdue Extension: The Education Store.  All inquiries about purchases will be handled by them. Their information page on the print version of this guide is located at https://www.extension.purdue.edu/usdacanning/.

 

Introduction
Guide 01: Principles of Home Canning
Guide 02: Selecting, Preparing, and Canning Fruit and Fruit Products
Guide 03: Selecting, Preparing, and Canning Tomatoes and Tomato Products
Guide 04: Selecting, Preparing, and Canning Vegetables and Vegetable Products
Guide 05: Preparing and Canning Poultry, Red Meats, and Seafood
Guide 06: Preparing and Canning Fermented Food and Pickled Vegetables
Guide 07: Preparing and Canning Jams and Jellies