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Hard Cider Business Benchmark Survey
Hard Cider Business Benchmark Survey - Articles Articles
This study enables cider makers to identify areas for potential cost savings to allow their businesses to operate with more profitable margins and to further understand the current state of the cider production marketplace. More
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Preserving Your Tomato Harvest - Articles Articles
In late summer many gardeners enjoy a bountiful tomato harvest. This article explores the options for preserving this versatile vegetable. More
Handwashing Poster
Handwashing Poster - Articles Articles

Handwashing Poster

Martin Bucknavage

Poster provides instructions on the proper handwashing techniques. In spanish and english. More
Martha Zepp, Penn State University
Canning Terms: Packing and Processing - Articles Articles
Canning terms can be confusing. Words that meant one thing many years ago may mean something totally different in today’s canning directions. Let’s take a look at some basic canning terms and procedures. More
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Wait to Preserve Sauerkraut - Articles Articles
As cabbage begins to mature, sauerkraut containers begin to make their appearance. Wait! More
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Preserving Those Colorful Garden Peppers - Articles Articles
The colorful medley of red, green, yellow—even purple and orange—peppers may be preserved by freezing, canning, drying, pickling or making into relishes, jams and jellies. More
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Canning Potatoes - Articles Articles

Canning Potatoes

Martha Zepp

Characteristics of special concern when canning potatoes are their low acidity and starchy nature. Potatoes must be canned in a pressure canner for safety. More
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Canning Salsa - Articles Articles

Canning Salsa

Martha Zepp

Freshly cut-up tomatoes, onions, and peppers make delicious sauces to serve over meat and seafood or to eat with tortilla chips. More
Developing a Food Defense Plan
Developing a Food Defense Plan - Articles Articles

Developing a Food Defense Plan

Martin Bucknavage

Learn how to meet compliance requirements in the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) rule on preventing intentional contamination. More
Martha Zepp, Penn State University
Preserving Color and Preventing Browning of Foods - Articles Articles
When certain fruits and vegetables are cut, the exposure of the flesh to oxygen results in enzymatic browning. There are a number of ways to prevent this from occurring. More
Martha Zepp, Penn State University
Perfect Canned Peaches - Articles Articles

Perfect Canned Peaches

Martha Zepp

When canning peaches select a variety of peach that will maintain its shape and flavor and at its ideal stage of ripeness in order to enjoy their delicate flavor year round. More
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Fruit Relishes - Articles Articles

Fruit Relishes

Martha Zepp

Relishes are a delicious combination of chopped vegetables and/or fruits cooked in vinegar with spices added for flavor. More
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Frequently Asked Preservation Question - Articles Articles
What causes lids to buckle, warp or bulge upward? More
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Freezing Potatoes - Articles Articles

Freezing Potatoes

Martha Zepp

If freezing potatoes, the quality of the thawed product depends upon the type of potato used, its age, and your standards of taste. More
Martha Zepp, Penn State University
Acidifying Canned Products for Safety - Articles Articles
When canning food, the acidity of a food product is a critical factor that determines the safety and quality of the product. More
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Zucchini - Articles Articles
Try drying, freezing or pickling as a way to preserve extra zucchini from the garden. More
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Preserving Sweet Corn Successfully - Articles Articles
Nothing says summer like sweet corn! Enjoy corn year round by canning, freezing or drying this summertime vegetable. More
Martha Zepp Penn State University
Frequently Asked Preservation Questions - Articles Articles
What causes holes in jar lids that look like pinholes? More
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Best Practices for Canning and Freezing - Articles Articles
Test your knowledge about home food preservation by taking our quiz. More
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Canning in Electric Multi-Cookers - Articles Articles

Canning in Electric Multi-Cookers

Andy Hirneisen, MA

There has been no research by the USDA or a university to show that electric multi-cookers can safely process low-acid food. More
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Beer and Spirits: Supplying the Craft Beverage Boom with Local Ingredients - Articles Articles

Beer and Spirits: Supplying the Craft Beverage Boom with Local Ingredients

Maria L Graziani, MBA, Molly Berntsen, Rachel Hair, Thy Le An Ngo

Penn State Extension conducted research in 2017 to assess current and future production levels and supply chain actors and identify future potential for local and regional sourcing of ingredients More
Botrytis bunch rot. Photo by W.J. Moller
Botrytis Bunch Rot: Winemaking Implications and Considerations - Articles Articles
This article will review the implications of molds and fruit rots on wine composition and quality and discuss remedial actions in the winery. More
Stacy Reed, Pennsylvania State University
Why is Liquid Lost During Canning? - Articles Articles
A frequently asked food preservation question is what causes liquid to be lost from the jar during processing? More
Jon Cofer, Penn State University
Selecting a Canning or Processing Method - Articles Articles
The most important choice for a safe product is to choose the processing method that will destroy all harmful bacteria and prevent their growth during storage. More
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
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