Home Food Preservation

Safe food preservation recommendations, tips, and techniques for homeowners.

Home Food Preservation News

Prepare and Preserve Homemade Salsa
September 9, 2015
Salsa is one of the most popular condiments used today. Because of its popularity, many cooks want to prepare and can salsa at home.
Tomatoes and Potatoes Infected with Late Blight – Are They Safe for Canning?
July 24, 2014
The following advice should help home canners decide whether or not they should process tomatoes or potatoes that show visible signs of late blight infestation.
How To Buy A Canner
May 29, 2014
Are you new to canning and thinking about buying your first canner, or have you considered canning meats and/or vegetables and know you need a pressure canner?
Avoid Open Kettle or Oven Canning
May 29, 2014
Have you ever heard that some methods of canning are not recommended, but don't understand why?
Updated Let's Preserve series
May 31, 2013
Penn State Extension's Let's Preserve series of recommendations for home food preservers has just been updated and reformatted!

Upcoming Events

Home Food Preservation: Water Bath Canning Basics
When: August 21, 2017
Where: Collegeville, PA
Home Food Preservation: Canning Salsa
When: August 22, 2017
Where: Lehighton, PA
Overcoming the Fear of Pressure Canning
When: August 23, 2017
Where: Lebanon, PA
Home Canning Workshop
When: August 24, 2017
Where: Coudersport, PA
Overcoming the Fear of Pressure Canning
When: August 29, 2017
Where: Collegeville, PA