Tested Recipes for Home Canning

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Canning ProduceHome canning is a fantastic way to preserve an abundance of produce. With garden harvest season upon us, it’s important to know where to go to prevent foodborne illnesses and spoilage. Using the correct canning method for each fruit, vegetable, or meat product you preserve is the key to keeping yourself and your family safe. The following resources provide recipes that have been tested for safety and quality, so you can enjoy your produce long after harvest season has passed.

National Center for Home Food Preservation

Not only does the National Center for Home Food Preservation provide tested canning recipes, it’s also a great resource for exploring other home food preservation options; everything from fermentation to drying and pickling to curing and smoking. There is are sections all about jam & jelly making, best practices for freezing meat and produce, and you’ll even find a storage guide.

USDA Complete Guide to Home Canning

The National Center for Home Food Preservation also provides access to each section of the USDA Complete Guide to Home Canning. Explore more recipes through the printable PDF files at the links provided, or order your own physical copy.

So Easy to Preserve

There are many factsheets to refer to from University of Georgia Extension, in addition to the So Easy To Preserve recipe guide book. You may order a physical copy of the book via mail with an order form and form of payment, or via the online store. Be sure to check with your Family and Consumer Sciences Agent at your local Cooperative Extension office; they may have copies for sale or may be able to help you save by placing an order if interest is shown to meet the number of copies required for bulk purchasing. For your Ashe County FCS agent, please call 336-846-5850 if interested.

Your Local Family and Consumer Sciences Agent

Your local FCS agent can help guide you to the resources you are seeking, and can help answer food safety questions addressing the importance of tested home food preservation recipes. Contact your county agent today! For your Ashe County FCS agent, please call 336-846-5850.