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Food Preservation: General Information You Can Use

Posted by | March 30, 2011

Are you interested in preserving food for your family? Has it been 10 years since you’ve used your Mom’s pressure canner?

Freezing, canning, drying, pickling, smoking, and fermenting food are great ways to take fresh foods from your garden and enjoy them year round. But, a study conducted by the National Center for Home Food Preservation in 2000 showed a high percentage of home food processors were using practices that put them at high risk for foodborne illness and losses due to food spoilage.

There’s a great resource you can use to get the latest research based information, including recipes, instructions, videos, on-line self study courses, and seasonal tips like Holiday Gifts for the Home Food Preserver. The site is supported by the USDA and Cooperative Extension. It’s called the National Center for Home Food Preservation:

To learn more, visit the National Center for Home Food Preservation: