Is your garden producing more fruits or vegetables than you can use? Check out our canning, freezing, and drying resources for preserving food safely at home.
Canning can be a safe and economical way to preserve quality food at home. Home preserved foods can help provide a variety of nutritious meals all year long.
Freezing foods is easy, quick and convenient. Freezing temperatures stop the growth of microorganisms while slowing down the chemical reactions that break food down and reduce quality.
Drying is one of the oldest methods for preserving foods. Dried foods need little space for storage. Some dried foods, such as fruit leathers, are eaten as is; others must be rehydrated for use.
Pickles and relishes are very popular condiments. They are easy to make; however, it is very important to following the steps correctly to ensure a safe product.
Jams and Jellies
Jams, jellies, and preserves are foods with many textures, flavors, and colors. They consist of fruits preserved mostly by means of sugar and thickened or jellied to some extent.
Pressure Canner Testing Locations
It is important that dial gauge pressure canners be checked for accuracy each year before use. Find out what counties in Nebraska have the equipment to test your dial gauge pressure canner.
Check out our videos on a variety of home food preservation topics! These videos were produced with a partnership between Little Priest Tribal College Extension and Nebraska Extension.
This teaching series provides experiential learning step-by-step lesson plans for teachers/other educators to teach hands-on safe canning practices.
Virtual Learning Series
Join us live or watch the recorded sessions on a variety of food preservation topics.
Check out the So You Want to Preserve newsletter. Find the latest information and tips to learn how to preserve food safely.