Our "Let's Preserve" fact sheets provide detailed methods for processing fruits, vegetables and meats. Penn State Extension offers the latest research to ensure safe, quality products. Learn the details of how to can, freeze, and dry food, plus learn tips for success and troubleshooting.
Canning can be a fun and economical way to make fresh foods available year-round. Here you will learn procedures that have been scientifically tested to ensure safe and high-quality canned products and optimized for prolonged storage. More
Freezing and canning methods for sweet or sour cherries are explained. Select freshly harvested cherries with deep, uniform color and ideal maturity for eating fresh. Don’t delay preserving them, with or without seeds. More
Meat and poultry can be preserved for longer-term storage through canning, drying, or freezing. Learn the preservation techniques that provide the opportunity to safely consume these products well beyond the time they were harvested. More
Learn the proper procedures for freezing or canning pears. Recommended varieties for preservation include Bartlett, Bosc, Anjou, and Comice. Keiffer is acceptable, and Seckel pears are suitable for pickled and spiced products. More