Food Preservation

Canning green beans

Preserve it safely

Always use a recipe tested for safety of the final product. Not all recipes found on the web or passed down by family are scientifically tested. Unsafe recipes and procedures may result in severe illness.

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Learn with an expert

MU Extension offers both information and hands-on, small group training on a variety of home food preservation topics.

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Frozen peaches

Rely on research-tested guidelines

To ensure that the products you serve are safe, it is important to follow tested guidelines.

Research-based Publications

Dehydrated tomato slices, used with permission from Colorado State UniversityYour source for research-based, safety-tested guidelines

Interested in preserving garden produce? Want to know how to can fish or venison? Find a great deal on ripe fruit and want to dehydrate it for a healthy snack?

University of Missouri Extension is committed to using the latest research-based guidelines to give consumers the tools they need to safely succeed when preserving food at home. We provide hands-on workshops, fact sheets and answers to questions on canning, freezing, dehydrating and storing food products for long term storage.

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