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.
Master Food Preserver Volunteer Program
If you enjoy preserving food, volunteering and helping your community, SDSU Extension's Master Food Preserver volunteer program may be for you!
Pick it! Try it! Like it! Preserve it!
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.
4-H Food Preservation Project
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.
Home Food Preservation Self-Study Course
This course provides research-based information on food preservation.
Preserve It Fresh, Preserve It Safe
As part of a multi-state collaborative effort, the North Central Food Safety Extension Network brings you the Preserve It Fresh, Preserve It Safe Newsletter. The newsletter is a bimonthly feature in the SDSU Extension’s Food and Families Newsletter that shares research-tested tips, recipes and food safety updates for anyone interested in learning more about home food preservation. Use the navigation below and subscribe to our “Food and Families” newsletter to receive the latest edition.