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Home Preservation


Canning and preserving produce at home offers the opportunity to share not only the bounty of one’s garden, but the memories of recipes and ages past.

Most produce grown in a home garden can be safely preserved. Improper or incomplete processing can result in spoilage of the product. Canning and preserving extend the acceptable shelf-life of many produce items. This can also provide the ideal environment for bacteria and other spoilage microorganisms such as yeasts and mold to grow undisturbed and unnoticed for some time.

Decades of research have paved the way for safer and easier processing and preservation techniques.  Before jumping into canning your home harvest, take a moment to learn more at the following websites about how best to preserve foods safely at home.