Food Preservation

The Extension system has been publishing safe home food preservation recommendations since 1909. The Utah State University Food Safety Program and our FACS Agents in each Utah county are your source for current research-based recommendations on safe home food preservation.   In the nearly 100 years, we have come a long way in making home food preservation exceptionally safe.  To find the safe, research-tested recommendations you are looking for, please consult these resources:

  • search U.S.U. resources,
  • visit homefoodpreservation.com (includes the USDA Complete Guide to Canning),
  • contact your local Family and Consumer Sciences Extension Agent using this map,
  • use the Ball Blue Book*, or
  • use the University of Georgia's So Easy to Preserve* book. 

*U.S.U. does not sell or endorse these books other than the fact they are the only research-based food preservation books known.  Many of their recipes are available free by consulting the first two resources. 

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