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Dried Herbs

Freezing and Drying Herbs

Enjoy the taste of fresh herbs all year long by freezing for later use. Cut the herbs just before the flowers open. At this point,

Jars of canned vegetables

Canning FAQs

Q. Does altitude affect canning? A. Yes, it does. Here are the guidelines for making Altitude Adjustments. View the Altitude Chart for Wyoming Communities. Water

Get Your Canner Tested Annually!

Your local nutrition and food safety extension educator can test the gauge of your pressure canner to make sure it is operating properly. The test

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Mixed berries

What is Fruit Syrup?

Fruit syrups are prepared similarly to traditional long-cooking jellies, except they are not cooked as long and the proportion of ingredients varies. You can make a syrup with fresh or frozen fruits.

Source: Penn State Extension

Apples with bowl of applesauce

Ways with Applesauce

Take advantage of the fall apple harvest and make some applesauce. After you’ve had your fill of freshly made applesauce, it can be canned, frozen, or dried in the form of leathers.

Source: Penn State Extension

Tomato Salsa

How Safe is Your Salsa?

The popularity of salsa and the ease of growing tomatoes in the home garden make this condiment one of the most popular for home canners. How safe is the salsa you make?

Source: Penn State Extension

bags of dry foods like beans, peas, lentils

Emergency Food Preparedness

Looking back to the spring of 2020 we witnessed how fast our grocery stores can quickly run out of food and supplies during an emergency.

Pressure Canner

Pressure Canner Updates

Let’s explore an induction-compatible pressure canner and digital pressure canners, and clear up continuing misinformation about pressure canners versus cookers.

Source: Penn State Extension

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