Tomatoes and Potatoes Infected with Late Blight – Are They Safe for Canning?
July 24, 2014
Late blight is a common disease in tomatoes and potatoes caused by the fungus Phytophthora infestans. The disease thrives in cool, moist conditions and can wipe out an entire crop within just a few weeks of infestation. 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? Maybe you have wondered about the steam canners you see in some stores. The internet savvy may have seen an electrical canner for small batch canning.
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? Please, keep reading to end the mystery.
Updated Let's Preserve series
May 31, 2013
Penn State's Let's Preserve series of recommendations for home food preservers has just been updated and reformatted!
Planning Ahead for Summer Canning
May 4, 2013
It’s time to plan ahead for home canning this summer. Let's look at types of equipment currently available for home food preservers.
Start by checking your equipment and supplies. Proper equipment in good condition is required for safe, high quality home canned food.