Home food preservation is a way to preserve the freshness of homegrown or locally purchased foods. Methods include canning, freezing and drying. Whether you have excess produce from your garden, or you simply want to preserve your own jam, SDSU Extension provides established and trusted research-based food preservation information.
The Master Food Preserver program provides volunteers with extensive knowledge of safe home food preservation practices, research-tested recipes and up-to-date USDA food preservation regulations.
Pick it! Try it! Like it! Preserve it! materials are filled with tips for selecting, preparing, and preserving a wide variety of fruits and vegetables.
Food preservation is a way to enjoy fresh-grown fruits, meats and vegetables all year! Many every day foods we eat are preserved by canning, pickling, freezing or drying.
SDSU Extension will be offering a 9-week Food Preservation series, every other Tuesday starting on June 2 at 10 AM CDT/ 9 AM MDT.
For accuracy before use, it is recommended that dial gauges get tested each year. Gauges that read high cause under-processing and may result in unsafe food.
Try this research-tested recipe for blackberry jam courtesy of the National Center for Home Food Preservation.