Food Preservation FAQ
What if I have questions or need help while preserving foods at home?
Contact your local MU Extension Center or Leslie Bertsch, state specialist in home food preservation.
What publications do you recommend for food preservation recipes and tips?
It’s important to use research-based, safety-tested guidelines from trusted sources like these:
- MU Extension Food Preservation publications
- USDA’s Complete Guide to Home Canning (Revised 2015)
- University of Georgia, So Easy to Preserve, 6th edition.
What produce is in season?
Use Seasonal and Simple: A Guide for Enjoying Fresh Fruits and Vegetables for help with selecting, storing and preparing fresh fruits and vegetables, which are listed in the guide by their growing season. Order the Seasonal and Simple guide, download the free app by searching for ‘Seasonal and Simple’ in your device’s app store or use the web version at http://seasonalandsimple.info/
How do I get my pressure canner dial gauge tested?
MU Extension centers across the state have equipment to test the following brands: National, Magic Seal, Maid of Honor and Presto. Contact your local MU Extension Center for more information.