Food Preservation

Information on home food safety, including canning and freezing sauerkraut, pickles, meat, poultry, vegetables, fruits, beans, fruit pie fillings, jellies, jams and spreads. Tips on harvesting and preserving herbs and spices and home cheesemaking.

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Selecting Canners for Home Food Preservation
Selecting Canners for Home Food Preservation - Videos Videos

Selecting Canners for Home Food Preservation

Stacy Reed, MS, Martha Zepp, Andy Hirneisen, MA

6:06

Food Safety - Home Food Preservation tips on choosing equipment More
Andy Hirneisen, Penn State University
Home Food Preservation: Fermented Pickles & Sauerkraut - Workshops Workshops
$15.00
Learn about today's recommended methods for home food preservation while dispelling food preservation myths and unsafe practices of the past. More
Andy Hirneisen, Penn State University
Home Food Preservation: Introduction to Drying - Workshops Workshops

Home Food Preservation: Introduction to Drying

Multiple Options Available

$15.00
Learn about today's recommended methods for home food preservation while dispelling food preservation myths and unsafe practices of the past. More
Home Food Preservation: Wild Game
Home Food Preservation: Wild Game - Workshops Workshops

Home Food Preservation: Wild Game

10/01/2018

Leesport, PA

$15.00
Learn about today's recommended methods for home food preservation while dispelling food preservation myths and unsafe practices of the past. More
Andy Hirneisen, Penn State University
Home Food Preservation: Tomatoes and Salsa - Workshops Workshops

Home Food Preservation: Tomatoes and Salsa

Multiple Options Available

$15.00
Learn about today's recommended methods for home food preservation while dispelling food preservation myths and unsafe practices of the past. More
Andy Hirneisen, Penn State University
Home Food Preservation: Pressure Canning - Workshops Workshops

Home Food Preservation: Pressure Canning

07/14/2018

Lancaster, PA

$15.00
Learn the science behind pressure canning recommendations as well as the basics of using a pressure canner based on current USDA canning guidelines. More
Andy Hirneisen, Penn State University
Home Food Preservation: Pickling - Workshops Workshops

Home Food Preservation: Pickling

08/25/2018

Lancaster, PA

$15.00
Learn about today's recommended methods for home food preservation while dispelling food preservation myths and unsafe practices of the past. More
Andy Hirneisen, Penn State University
Home Food Preservation: Introduction to Preserving - Workshops Workshops
$15.00
Learn about today's recommended methods for home food preservation while dispelling food preservation myths and unsafe practices of the past. More
Let's Preserve: Potatoes and Sweet Potatoes
Let's Preserve: Potatoes and Sweet Potatoes - Articles Articles

Let's Preserve: Potatoes and Sweet Potatoes

Martha Zepp, Andy Hirneisen, MA, Luke LaBorde, Ph.D.

For canning potatoes, select the “waxy” or “boiling” kinds. Most red-skin potatoes are suitable, and many white or gold round new potatoes with thin skins work well, too. More
Let's Preserve: Root Vegetables - Beets, Carrots, Turnips, and Rutabagas
Let's Preserve: Root Vegetables - Beets, Carrots, Turnips, and Rutabagas - Articles Articles

Let's Preserve: Root Vegetables - Beets, Carrots, Turnips, and Rutabagas

Martha Zepp, Andy Hirneisen, MA, Luke LaBorde, Ph.D.

Root vegetables must be processed in a pressure canner. They cannot be safely canned in a boiling water bath or atmospheric steam canner. More
Let's Preserve: Soup
Let's Preserve: Soup - Articles Articles

Let's Preserve: Soup

Martha Zepp, Andy Hirneisen, MA, Luke LaBorde, Ph.D.

The convenience of prepared soup makes cooking and meal planning easier. Freezing and canning preservation methods are explained. More
Preserving Soup Safely
Preserving Soup Safely - Articles Articles

Preserving Soup Safely

Luke LaBorde, Ph.D.

Learn about safe methods for canning or freezing soup at home. More
Making Low or No Sugar Jam and Jelly
Making Low or No Sugar Jam and Jelly - Videos Videos

Making Low or No Sugar Jam and Jelly

Martha Zepp

4:22

Commercial products are available that create a gel without sugar. Low and no sugar jam and jelly will have different characteristics than regular jam or jelly. More
Preventing Jam and Jelly from Not Setting
Preventing Jam and Jelly from Not Setting - Videos Videos
This video describes the possible causes of jam and jelly not gelling or setting, as well as tips to prevent this from happening. More
Preventing Crystal Formation when Making Jam and Jelly
Preventing Crystal Formation when Making Jam and Jelly - Videos Videos
Following proper procedure is critical to prevent jam or jelly from becoming grainy. This video describes causes as well as tips to prevent crystal formation. More
Pectin’s Role in Making Jam and Jelly
Pectin’s Role in Making Jam and Jelly - Videos Videos
There are different types of pectin that can be used in jam and jelly making. Understanding how pectin works, and its proper use assures a quality product. More
Making Low Sugar Jam and Jelly with Low Methoxyl Pectin
Making Low Sugar Jam and Jelly with Low Methoxyl Pectin - Videos Videos
Low methoxyl pectin, if correctly used, will create a gel in the absence of sugar and acid for those desiring jams and jelly containing less sugar. More
Key Ingredients for the Perfect Jam or Jelly
Key Ingredients for the Perfect Jam or Jelly - Videos Videos
Ripeness and type of fruit determine a fruit's pectin content, both critical ingredients to making jam and jelly with a firm, tender texture, and excellent flavor. More
Acidity Level of Fruit in Jam and Jelly Preparation
Acidity Level of Fruit in Jam and Jelly Preparation - Videos Videos
Fruits have varying levels of acidity. The higher the acid level the better the gelling process, low acid fruits require additional acid to obtain a good gel. More
Andy Hirneisen, Penn State University
Home Food Preservation: Jams and Jellies - Workshops Workshops

Home Food Preservation: Jams and Jellies

09/29/2018

Lancaster, PA

$15.00
Learn the science behind recommended methods for making and processing jam and jelly, while dispelling food preservation myths and unsafe practices. More
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Time to make Sauerkraut! - News News

Time to make Sauerkraut!

09/18/2017

The ideal time for making and preserving homemade sauerkraut is in the fall. More
Home Cheesemaking
Home Cheesemaking - Articles Articles

Home Cheesemaking

Kerry E. Kaylegian, Ph.D.

Making cheese at home is fun. Proper preparation and attention to sanitation will make good tasting cheese that is safe for the whole family to enjoy. More
Canning and Freezing Questions and Answers
Canning and Freezing Questions and Answers - Articles Articles
The following are some commonly asked food preservation questions (with their answers) More
Prepare and Preserve Homemade Salsa
Prepare and Preserve Homemade Salsa - Articles Articles
Salsa is one of the most popular condiments used today. Because of its popularity, many cooks want to prepare and can salsa at home. More
Freezing meals can make it easy to eat together
Freezer Meals for Family Mealtime - Articles Articles

Freezer Meals for Family Mealtime

Dori Owczarzak, MS, RD, LDN

Have you ever considered preparing two weeks’ worth of meals in a single day? The greatest advantage of doing so is providing home-cooked meals for your family. More