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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:
Canning Tomatoes and Tomato Products (FDNS-E-43-02) When tomatoes are canned, they are heated hot enough and long enough to destroy organisms that can make people sick in addition to spoilage organisms. Tomatoes are treated as an acid food for canning purposes. Many tomato products may be safely canned in a boiling water canner. However, because some tomatoes can be slightly low-acid for canning purposes, added acid is required in the boiling water canning of plain tomatoes, juice and sauce. This publication provides directions for canning a variety of tomato products as well as the equipment and procedures necessary for this type of food preparation. For more information on food preservation, visit the National Center for Home Food Preservation online at
Canning Vegetables (FDNS-E-43-03) Pressure canning is the only safe method of canning all vegetables (except tomatoes). The Clostridium botulinum microorganism is the main reason pressure canning is necessary. This publication provides directions on how to safely preserve specific vegetables with a pressure canner. Information on equipment, preparation, and processing are given, as well as information on how to guard against spoilage. For more information on food preservation, visit the National Center for Home Food Preservation online at
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