Food Preservation

  • canned vegetables

Our food safety specialists are committed to using the latest research-based guidelines to give New Hampshire residents the tools they need to succeed when preserving food at home. We provide workshops, fact sheets and answers to questions on canning, freezing and storing your own or locally-grown fruits and vegetables.


Stock your cupboards and freezers with food preserved at home
Stock your cupboards and freezers with food preserved at home Learn More
There has been a renewed interest in home gardening and food preservation this summer. Growing and preserving your own food lets you enjoy delicious, ... Learn More
Gardening to Grow Food at Home
Gardening to Grow Food at Home Learn More


When is a Commercial Kitchen Food License Required?

Selling Homestead Food Products in New Hampshire

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Why Blanch Vegetables?

Blanching is the process of scalding vegetables in boiling water or steam for a short amount of time. Blanching ... Learn More

Freezing Fruit 

Fruit can be safely frozen using different methods based upon the desired use of the final prod... Learn More
Pressure canning is the only recommended method for canning meat, poultry, seafood, and vegetables. The bacterium Clostridium bolulinum is destroyed i... Learn More
Acidified tomatoes and fruits are considered high acid foods and are safe to preserve using a boiling water canner. Boiling water canners work by tran... Learn More
It’s never too early to start planning ahead for the coming canning season. Take the time now to check the various parts of your pressure canner for s... Learn More