Enjoy fresh foods all year.

Rest easy knowing you have food for your family stored away in the home pantry. Learn safe and easy ways to preserve foods through a series of webinars. Extension Nutrition and Wellness Educators will discuss the latest techniques for canning, freezing, dehydrating, and fermenting a variety of foods safely at home.

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Canning Foods 
What is the difference between pressure canning and water bath canning? What equipment do I need? What recipes are safe to use? This webinar answers these questions, along with up-to-date information on canning. Whether you are new to canning or have been doing it for years and want a refresher, all will walk away with something new. Read more tips for canning foods.

Freezing Foods 
Freezing foods at home is simple and requires equipment you already have in your kitchen. For the best quality frozen fruits and vegetables, it is not enough to simply add foods to your freezer. Learn which foods freeze well, why blanching improves quality, the process of freezing at home, and more. Read more tips for freezing foods

Fermenting Foods
Fermentation is growing in popularity as a way to create foods and drinks with probiotic properties for healthy gut microbes and as a method of home food preservation. Fermentation is an easy and economical way to preserve your food with added health benefits. Learn the fundamentals and benefits of Lacto-fermentation, how to safely ferment at home, and gain the confidence to get started right away. Read more tips for fermenting foodsDownload recipes for fermented foods.

Drying Foods 
Dried foods make tasty, compact snacks. From jerky to dried fruit, dehydrating at home is easy to do. Learn about up-to-date drying methods and equipment, ways to test for sufficient drying, and ways to use dried foods in recipes. Read more tips for drying foods or read our Frequently Asked Questions.

Making Jams and Jellies 
Make a sweet spread, such as jams and jellies, at home with your favorite berries and other fruits. Though sweet spreads are a popular home canned item, it is important to follow up-to-date canning processes and use appropriate equipment. Learn step-by-step how to can jams and jellies at home, as well as how to troubleshoot challenges that may arise, such as unset jellies. Read more on making jams and jellies.

Pickling Foods 
Pickling is an ancient form of food preservation that involves the process of preserving or extending the shelf life of food by either anaerobic fermentation in brine or immersion in vinegar. Join us as we share information on basic pickling methods using the latest scientific methods to ensure food safety. Read more on pickling foods.

Preserving Apples 
Learn about the varieties of apples along with preservation methods. We will discuss juicing, freezing, canning, and dehydrating apples. All this information will include the most current science-based preservation methods and highlight food safety. Join us and learn to preserve this delicious seasonal fruit with confidence. Read more on preserving apples.

Processing Tomatoes 
Do you expect an abundance of tomatoes in your garden, but you aren’t sure what to do with them? Whether canning, freezing, or drying, it’s important to follow up-to-date methods. You’ll learn all about canning salsa, the variety of ways to water bath or pressure can tomatoes, dehydrating this luscious fruit, and how to freeze for best results. Read more on processing tomatoes

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