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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

Information to Assist with your Food Preservation

Appetite for Knowledge


Cranberry Season

The American Cranberry, a small, nutritious fruit that is native to the Northeastern United States and Canada, is available from October through December.

Source: Penn State Extension

Moldy food in a jar

Signs of Food Spoilage

Understanding signs of food spoilage when preserving food by canning, drying, or freezing is crucial in preventing a foodborne illness.

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Fresh Tomatoes

Safely Canning Tomatoes and Salsa

All researched-based recipes for canning tomatoes and salsa require the addition of an acid, such as lemon juice or vinegar, for safety. I am often

Preserving Beets

Red beets can be safely pressure canned, frozen, or acidified with vinegar and pickled. This article also provides directions for beet relishes and drying beets.

Source: Penn State Extension

Fresh horseradish and horseradish sauce

Preserving Your Horseradish Harvest

Because it is extremely spicy, horseradish must be processed with care. This article includes instructions for harvesting and preparing horseradish safely, along with recipe suggestions.

Source: Penn State Extension

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