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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Thermocouple for testing temperature inside jar: National Center for Home Food Preservation
Use Tested Recipes to Preserve Foods - Articles Articles
All reliable recommendations for canning include process directions that have been determined or based upon laboratory testing. More
Martha Zepp, Penn State University
Pressure Canner Dial Gauge Testing - Articles Articles
Testing gauges on dial gauge pressure canners should be a routine step in preparing for each new canning season. More
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Preserving Peas - Articles Articles

Preserving Peas

Martha Zepp

With careful processing, peas can be preserved to be enjoyed throughout the year. More
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Freezing Strawberries - Articles Articles

Freezing Strawberries

Martha Zepp

Freezing is by far the most popular method of preserving strawberries. More
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Follow Good Food Safety Practices When Preserving Food - Banish Bacteria - Articles Articles
Important practices for controlling bacteria in the kitchen also apply to food preservation. More
Home Food Preservation: Water Bath Canning
Home Food Preservation: Water Bath Canning - Workshops Workshops
Join us to learn the basics of water bath and atmospheric steam canning. More
Home Food Preservation: Hands-On Water Bath Canning Training
Home Food Preservation: Hands-On Water Bath Canning Training - Workshops Workshops
Join us to learn the basics of water bath and atmospheric steam canning. More
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Understanding the Process of Freezing - Articles Articles
To preserve high quality frozen foods it is important to understand the freezing process. More
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Preserving Rhubarb - Articles Articles

Preserving Rhubarb

Martha Zepp

Learn how to properly preserve the interesting vegetable - Rhubarb! More
Jon Cofer, Penn State University
Prepare for the Canning Season - Articles Articles
It's time to plan ahead for home canning this summer. Start by checking your equipment and supplies. Proper equipment in good condition is required for safe, high quality home canned food. More
Home Food Preservation: Hands-On Pressure Canning Training
Home Food Preservation: Hands-On Pressure Canning Training - Workshops Workshops
Learn the science behind pressure canning recommendations as well as the basics of using a pressure canner based on current USDA canning guidelines. More
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
Home Food Preservation: Fermented Pickles and Sauerkraut
Home Food Preservation: Fermented Pickles and Sauerkraut - Workshops Workshops
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: Introduction to Drying
Home Food Preservation: Introduction to Drying - Workshops Workshops

Home Food Preservation: Introduction to Drying

10/18/2018

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
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
Home Food Preservation: Tomatoes and Salsa
Home Food Preservation: Tomatoes and Salsa - Workshops Workshops

Home Food Preservation: Tomatoes and Salsa

10/04/2018

Carlisle, 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
Home Food Preservation: Pressure Canning
Home Food Preservation: Pressure Canning - Workshops Workshops
Learn the science behind pressure canning recommendations as well as the basics of using a pressure canner based on current USDA canning guidelines. More
Home Food Preservation: Pickling
Home Food Preservation: Pickling - Workshops Workshops
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: Introduction to Preserving
Home Food Preservation: Introduction to Preserving - Workshops Workshops

Home Food Preservation: Introduction to Preserving

10/21/2018

Wellsboro, 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
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