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UW Extension Approved Sources

Use Reliable and Recent Canning Recipes

University of Wyoming Extension currently recommends using canning recipes from the following approved food preservation sources.


Canning directions and recipes dated prior to 2014 should not be used.  Mass media and blog recipes, unless from Extension or other approved sources, should also not be used.

UWE Approved Food Preservation Sources

  • Ball Blue Book Guide to Preserving, 37th edition – 2020
  • New & Updated Ball Complete Book of Home Preserving – 2020 edition
  • Ball Canning Back to Basics – 2017
  • The All-New Ball Book of Canning and Preserving – 2016
  • So Easy to Preserve, 6th edition – 2020
  • Complete Guide to Home Canning, USDA – revised 2015
  • Preserving Food in Wyoming – 2018
  • Preserving Food in Wyoming- Meats – 2011
  • and other up-to date Extension publications


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Issued in furtherance of extension work, acts of May 8 and June 30, 1914, in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Kelly Crane, Director, University of Wyoming Extension, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of Wyoming Extension, University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming 82071.

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