Trusted Food Preservation Resources

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Here are some trusted resources to help you with your food preservation questions.

The National Center for Home Food Preservation (NCHFP) is an online resource for safe home food preservation information that includes recipes from the USDA’s Complete Guide to Home Canning, and other recipes that have been research-tested by the University of Georgia.

So Easy to Preserve​ – National Center for Home Food Preservation (University of Georgia Cooperative Extension) – this is a book of research-tested recipes, many of which are also found on the NCHFP website.

Copies of So Easy to Preserve are available at our office for $20 each (cash or check only please).

USDA’s Complete Guide to Home Canning​ ​– available online and in print, this guide provides research-tested recipes in addition to safe food preservation information.

The Ball Blue Book​, 100th Anniversary Edition (Jarden, 2009/2010) – research-tested recipes by the popular canning jar brand, Ball.

N.C. Cooperative Extension, Burke County Center ​- local resource for tested, research-based recipes and preservation techniques.

Canner Gauge testing is also available at the N.C. Cooperative Extension, Burke County Center by appointment. Contact Emily Troutman at 828-764-9480 or by email at emily_troutman@ncsu.edu to schedule an appointment.

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