Canning for Home Food Preservers

4 Great Resources That You Need for safe home canning

canned vegetables

Preserving fresh, seasonal produce you grow or purchase locally can be a rewarding experience. Whether you are just starting out or have years of experience with home food preservation, UNH Cooperative Extension can you help you learn or update your skills. The following resources provide the latest guidelines on food preservation and are recommended Cooperative Extension programs across the United States.


National Center for Home Food Preservation Website includes science-based information on home food preservation and publications. The Center was established with funding from the Cooperative State Research, Education and Extension Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture (CSREES-USDA) to address food safety concerns for those who practice and teach home food preservation and processing methods.

So Easy to Preserve from the University of Georgia, Cooperative Extension, 6th Edition (©July 2014). So Easy to Preserve contains the latest U.S. Department of Agriculture recommendations for safe food preservation, along with step by step instructions and in-depth information for both the new and experienced food preserver. For more information and to order, visit:

Complete Guide to Home Canning, USDA, revised 2015.
USDA's new Complete Guide to Home Canning - a 196 page, spiral-bound resource book for people who are canning for the first time or for experienced canners who want to improve their canning practices.
To order a hard copy, see

Cost of Preserving and Storing Food, Colorado State University, 2008 updated 2014, includes a downloadable 4-page PDF on this topic.


Ann Hamilton
Food Safety Field Specialist
Full Extension Field Spec
Phone: (603) 447-3834
Office: Cooperative Extension, Taylor Hall, Durham, NH 03824