Canning and Preservation Blog

Daily updates and answers to home food preservation questions are now being posted to Safe and Healthy: Preserving Food at Home – an Extension FYI site.   Topics posted so far include safe preserving of summer squash, canning of tomatoes, and low-salt pickles.  To view all topics, visit

Safe Preserving for Tomatoes Affected by Blight

New Resources for Safe Summer Grilling

Safe and Healthy Preserving at Home

Safe Preserving: Can electric cookers be used for canning?  A simple web search these days reveals any number of electric pressure cookers for sale. While these units claim that they can be used as pressure canners, this is not the case. These units have not been tested to ensure that they may safely be used for canning, and they are only recommended for cooking


Canning Seminars Powerpoints

Rally: Canning Research (June 3).
Freezing Fruits and Vegetables (June 3). Slides (ppt)
Making Jams & Jellies (June 17). Slides (ppt)
Canning Vegetables Safely (July 1). Slides (ppt)
Canning Tomato Products (July 15). Slides (ppt)
Time to Make Pickles (Aug 5). Slides (ppt)
Drying Foods at Home (Aug 19). Slides (ppt)
Storing Garden Produce (Aug 26). Slides (ppt)

Over the summer months, the UW-Extension Service offered web- based seminars outlining methods of canning and food preservation.  Shortcuts to the seminars and presentations are provided.



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