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Food Preservation and Canning


Food Preservation and Canning has always been an essential component of Family and Consumer Sciences. Our Family and Consumer Sciences Extension Agent is your source for up-to-date, research-based information on canning and food preservation methods. Extension offers a number of resources for food preservation and canning education including publications, fact sheets, blog posts, and hands-on workshops and classes. Call the Stewart County Extension Office today for canning questions or to sign up for a canning workshop. 

You can also purchase a copy of So Easy to Preserve, UGA Extension's go-to guide for canning and other food preservation methods. All of the recipes have been formatted, tested and updated routinely by our Food Safety and Preservation Extension Specialists. Call today to order your copy. For more information and complete list of food preservation publications and fact sheets, visit UGA Extension's food preservation page.


Extension Food Preservation Publications
So Easy To Preserve (B 989) The 6th edition of this popular book is available for purchase only. The 388-page book covers topics on Preserving Food, Canning, Pickled Products, Sweet Spreads and Syrups, Freezing and Drying. There are 10 new products and two revised product recommendations in this edition. It's suitable for both new and veteran food preservers. Information on how to purchase this for-sale publication is available at:
Jams and Jellies (FDNS-E-43-08) Sweet spreads—butters, jellies, jams, conserves, marmalades and preserves—add zest to meals. All contain the four essential ingredients needed to make a jellied fruit product–fruit, pectin, acid and sugar. They differ, however, depending upon fruit used, proportion of different ingredients, method of preparation and density of the fruit pulp. This publication deals with the basics of making jellies and jams, without adding pectin. Information on ingredients, equipment, and the canning process are provided in this publication. Recipes for jellies and jams are also included. For more information on food preservation, visit the National Center for Home Food Preservation online at
Pickled Products (FDNS-E-43-07) Pickled products add spice to meals and snacks. The skillful blending of spices, sugar and vinegar with fruits and vegetables gives crisp, firm texture and pungent, sweet-sour flavor. Various types of pickle products can be made depending on the ingredients used and the methods of preparation. This publication covers the ingredients, equipment and procedures necessary for proper pickling. Recipes for a variety of pickled products are also included. For more information on food preservation, visit the National Center for Home Food Preservation online at
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