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Making jerky safely requires either the use of curing salts (containing nitrite) or enough heat in an oven or dehydrator so that the heat will kill organisms before they multiply.
Drying Meat

Drying Meat

Making jerky safely requires either the use of curing salts (containing nitrite) or enough heat in an oven or dehydrator so that the heat will kill organisms before they multiply.

We have learned from Presto that older model pressure gauges and even Master Pressure gauges have a minor defect that causes them to read high after they are exposed to high heat.
Canning Gauges - Important Announcement

Canning Gauges - Important Announcement

We have learned from Presto that older model pressure gauges and even Master Pressure gauges have a minor defect that causes them to read high after they are exposed to high heat.

Follow specific proper canning guidelines for chicken, beef, seafood, and others. These guidelines will ensure your food is safe to eat.
Canning Meats, Poultry, and Seafood

Canning Meats, Poultry, and Seafood

Follow specific proper canning guidelines for chicken, beef, seafood, and others. These guidelines will ensure your food is safe to eat.

Canning salsa is a great way to use your tomatoes. Learn how to correctly and safely can salsa with this approved recipe.
Canning Salsa

Canning Salsa

Canning salsa is a great way to use your tomatoes. Learn how to correctly and safely can salsa with this approved recipe.

Article on storing wheat from Utah State University Extension.
Storing Wheat

Storing Wheat

Article on storing wheat from Utah State University Extension.

White rice, more commonly known as polished rice is a main food source for over half of the world’s population. Rice is an excellent addition to home food storage because it’s versatile, high caloric value, and long shelf life. Families should store about
Storing White Rice

Storing White Rice

White rice, more commonly known as polished rice is a main food source for over half of the world’s population. Rice is an excellent addition to home food storage because it’s versatile, high caloric value, and long shelf life. Families should store about...

Choose fresh, tender vegetables. The fresher the vegetables, the more satisfactory the final product. Tips on selecting, preparing, and freezing vegetables.
Vegetable Freezing Methods

Vegetable Freezing Methods

Choose fresh, tender vegetables. The fresher the vegetables, the more satisfactory the final product. Tips on selecting, preparing, and freezing vegetables.

You can determine when the product is dry by feel or by calculation of the amount of water remaining in the product.
Testing Foods for Dryness

Testing Foods for Dryness

You can determine when the product is dry by feel or by calculation of the amount of water remaining in the product.

A food storage program is essential to provide for ourselves and our family members in an emergency. The biggest motivator most adults have is to avoid hearing a hungry child cry. Even the most “macho” man is distraught if he cannot provide food or bevera
Food Storage in Home

Food Storage in Home

A food storage program is essential to provide for ourselves and our family members in an emergency. The biggest motivator most adults have is to avoid hearing a hungry child cry. Even the most “macho” man is distraught if he cannot provide food or bevera...

Freezing is a simple, quick way to preserve foods. Fruits freeze well and retain their distinct fruit flavor. Texture is usually softened somewhat by freezing, but serving partially frozen fruit with ice crystals will compensate for texture changes.
Fruit Freezing Methods

Fruit Freezing Methods

Freezing is a simple, quick way to preserve foods. Fruits freeze well and retain their distinct fruit flavor. Texture is usually softened somewhat by freezing, but serving partially frozen fruit with ice crystals will compensate for texture changes.

Canning never improves the quality of the food you are preserving. Come learn the general guidelines for best results when canning vegetables.
Vegetable Canning Methods in the Pressure Cooker

Vegetable Canning Methods in the Pressure Cooker

Canning never improves the quality of the food you are preserving. Come learn the general guidelines for best results when canning vegetables.

Understanding when hydrated wheat is ready to use is very important. This resource offers insight into safe instructions to do so.
Pressure Canning Hydrated Wheat

Pressure Canning Hydrated Wheat

Understanding when hydrated wheat is ready to use is very important. This resource offers insight into safe instructions to do so.

It is known that heat at the temperature of boiling water can destroy “almost” all microorganisms - yeast, molds, and most bacteria - are easily killed at this temperature. The only microorganisms that survive are the bacteria that form protective spores,
Principles of Boiling Water Canning

Principles of Boiling Water Canning

It is known that heat at the temperature of boiling water can destroy “almost” all microorganisms - yeast, molds, and most bacteria - are easily killed at this temperature. The only microorganisms that survive are the bacteria that form protective spores,...

Only in recent years has the amount of sugar consumed in the American diet been questioned. About half of the total energy consumed in the average U.S. diet is from carbohydrates.
Reduced Sugar and Sugar-free Food Preservation

Reduced Sugar and Sugar-free Food Preservation

Only in recent years has the amount of sugar consumed in the American diet been questioned. About half of the total energy consumed in the average U.S. diet is from carbohydrates.

Avoid these ten potentially deadly canning mistakes, as well as other food-specific mistakes that you'll want to avoid. This will keep your food fresh, healthy, and safe to eat.
Avoiding Common Canning Mistakes

Avoiding Common Canning Mistakes

Avoid these ten potentially deadly canning mistakes, as well as other food-specific mistakes that you'll want to avoid. This will keep your food fresh, healthy, and safe to eat.

Learn how to the traditional British dessert of lemon curd. Canned, it has a shelf life of 3 to 4 months. If you don't mind the darkening that occurs, it can last up to 1 year.
Canning Lemon Lime Curd

Canning Lemon Lime Curd

Learn how to the traditional British dessert of lemon curd. Canned, it has a shelf life of 3 to 4 months. If you don't mind the darkening that occurs, it can last up to 1 year.

USU Extension has the resources for you to prepare, freeze, steam, can, pickle, dry, and store your zucchini!
How to Preserve Zucchini

How to Preserve Zucchini

USU Extension has the resources for you to prepare, freeze, steam, can, pickle, dry, and store your zucchini!

Learn how to safely preserve tomatoes through a variety of methods, such as canning, freezing and other methods. Also find recipes to use while preserving tomatoes, such as tomato juice or tomato sauces.
How to Preserve Tomatoes

How to Preserve Tomatoes

Learn how to safely preserve tomatoes through a variety of methods, such as canning, freezing and other methods. Also find recipes to use while preserving tomatoes, such as tomato juice or tomato sauces.

Pomegranates are great for canning, freezing, storing, and more! USU Extension has the resources to guide you through the process, as well as teach you how to make syrup and jelly.
How to Preserve Pomegranates

How to Preserve Pomegranates

Pomegranates are great for canning, freezing, storing, and more! USU Extension has the resources to guide you through the process, as well as teach you how to make syrup and jelly.

Learning how to select, can, freeze, dry, and store grapes doesn't need to be complex! USU Extension has all of the resources that you need to preserve your grapes in the way that you prefer to do so.
How to Preserve Grapes

How to Preserve Grapes

Learning how to select, can, freeze, dry, and store grapes doesn't need to be complex! USU Extension has all of the resources that you need to preserve your grapes in the way that you prefer to do so.

Learn how to preserve cherries through a variety of methods such as freezing, canning, and drying. Also find recipes for cherry pie filling, cherry raisins, jam, and more.
How to Preserve Cherries

How to Preserve Cherries

Learn how to preserve cherries through a variety of methods such as freezing, canning, and drying. Also find recipes for cherry pie filling, cherry raisins, jam, and more.

Instructions on preserving apricots from USU Extension.
How to Preserve Apricots

How to Preserve Apricots

Instructions on preserving apricots from USU Extension.

Non-fat dried milk (NFDM) is suitable for short and long term emergency food storage. It is made from non-fat, grade A, milk that has been dried by spraying into hot air or heated on a drum. The process removes nearly all of the water prohibiting the grow
Storing Dried Milk

Storing Dried Milk

Non-fat dried milk (NFDM) is suitable for short and long term emergency food storage. It is made from non-fat, grade A, milk that has been dried by spraying into hot air or heated on a drum. The process removes nearly all of the water prohibiting the grow...

How to dry, bottle and freeze corn by Utah State University Extension faculty.
How to Preserve Corn

How to Preserve Corn

How to dry, bottle and freeze corn by Utah State University Extension faculty.

The most popular variety is Bartlett pears available the first two weeks in September in Utah. If they are to be transported or not processed immediately, pick while slightly green and allow them to ripen in a cool, dark place.
How to Preserve Pears

How to Preserve Pears

The most popular variety is Bartlett pears available the first two weeks in September in Utah. If they are to be transported or not processed immediately, pick while slightly green and allow them to ripen in a cool, dark place.

There are many good bean varieties for sale in local gardening outlets and through seed catalogs. Most grow well in Utah. Pod shape, size, and color vary among varieties. Here is a list of some potential varieties and plant types that have performed well
How to Preserve Pole and Bush Beans

How to Preserve Pole and Bush Beans

There are many good bean varieties for sale in local gardening outlets and through seed catalogs. Most grow well in Utah. Pod shape, size, and color vary among varieties. Here is a list of some potential varieties and plant types that have performed well ...

Did you know that there are many ways to preserve your chiles? This resource offers the resources you need to learn how to freeze, can, dry, and store your chiles!
How to Preserve Chiles

How to Preserve Chiles

Did you know that there are many ways to preserve your chiles? This resource offers the resources you need to learn how to freeze, can, dry, and store your chiles!

Learn how to safely preserve berries through a variety of methods, such as canning, freezing and other methods.
How to Preserve Berries

How to Preserve Berries

Learn how to safely preserve berries through a variety of methods, such as canning, freezing and other methods.

Most varieties of summer squash do well throughout Utah. All squash prefer organic, rich, well-drained, sandy soils for best growth.
How to Preserve Summer Squash

How to Preserve Summer Squash

Most varieties of summer squash do well throughout Utah. All squash prefer organic, rich, well-drained, sandy soils for best growth.

Apples are a favorite fruit of many people for eating out of hand, in fresh salads, or in a wide variety of cooked products. Here's how to preserve Apples
How to Preserve Apples

How to Preserve Apples

Apples are a favorite fruit of many people for eating out of hand, in fresh salads, or in a wide variety of cooked products. Here's how to preserve Apples

Legume (Bean) varieties such as: Adzuki, Black, Black-eyed, Black Turtle, Garbanzo, Great Northern, Kidney, Lentils, Lima, Mung, Navy, Pink, Pinto, Small Red, Soy, and Split-pea can all be dried and stored.
Storing Dry Beans

Storing Dry Beans

Legume (Bean) varieties such as: Adzuki, Black, Black-eyed, Black Turtle, Garbanzo, Great Northern, Kidney, Lentils, Lima, Mung, Navy, Pink, Pinto, Small Red, Soy, and Split-pea can all be dried and stored.

Sugars are simple carbohydrates that provide an excellent source of calories for energy. Sugars also add the sweet taste to many of our most delicious foods. Sugar can be stored in dry form (crystals) or in a liquid form (syrup –including maple syrup).
Storing Sugars

Storing Sugars

Sugars are simple carbohydrates that provide an excellent source of calories for energy. Sugars also add the sweet taste to many of our most delicious foods. Sugar can be stored in dry form (crystals) or in a liquid form (syrup –including maple syrup).

Pieces of food taken from the drying trays are not always uniformly dry. To condition, place cooled dried fruit loosely in large plastic or glass containers, about two-thirds full.
Conditioning or Curing of Dried Fruits and Vegetables

Conditioning or Curing of Dried Fruits and Vegetables

Pieces of food taken from the drying trays are not always uniformly dry. To condition, place cooled dried fruit loosely in large plastic or glass containers, about two-thirds full.

The proper methods of drying are one of these four methods: Air drying, sun drying, oven drying, or dehydration. Learn how to properly do each of these methods.
Home Drying Foods

Home Drying Foods

The proper methods of drying are one of these four methods: Air drying, sun drying, oven drying, or dehydration. Learn how to properly do each of these methods.

Canned foods can either be purchased commercially or home canned. Home canned foods should be canned using research-tested recipes and processes like those found in the USDA Complete Guide to Canning or in Extension publications.
Storing Canned Goods

Storing Canned Goods

Canned foods can either be purchased commercially or home canned. Home canned foods should be canned using research-tested recipes and processes like those found in the USDA Complete Guide to Canning or in Extension publications.

If the supply of safe water is cut off during an emergency, it is important to have water stored. Learn how to store water safely and where you can find an emergency source if needed.
Storing Water

Storing Water

If the supply of safe water is cut off during an emergency, it is important to have water stored. Learn how to store water safely and where you can find an emergency source if needed.

Some essentials are needed to cook with the main food staples in long term food storage. These mostly are used to make breads from stored grains. The cooking essentials include salt, baking powder, baking soda, and yeast.
Cooking Food Storage

Cooking Food Storage

Some essentials are needed to cook with the main food staples in long term food storage. These mostly are used to make breads from stored grains. The cooking essentials include salt, baking powder, baking soda, and yeast.

The proper methods of drying are one of these four methods: Air drying, sun drying, oven drying, or dehydration. Learn how to properly do each of these methods.
Home Drying Foods

Home Drying Foods

The proper methods of drying are one of these four methods: Air drying, sun drying, oven drying, or dehydration. Learn how to properly do each of these methods.

Moisture and temperature are the two critical factors in optimal food storage. Moisture - the humidity in the storage environment should be low. If dried foods pick up moisture from the storage area, molds and bacteria can grow. This can lead to spoilage
Food Storage Conditions

Food Storage Conditions

Moisture and temperature are the two critical factors in optimal food storage. Moisture - the humidity in the storage environment should be low. If dried foods pick up moisture from the storage area, molds and bacteria can grow. This can lead to spoilage ...

A few packaging methods for your food storage and food that is being preserved. Methods including foil pouches, glass canning, and plastic bottles are discussed.
Food Storage Packaging Methods

Food Storage Packaging Methods

A few packaging methods for your food storage and food that is being preserved. Methods including foil pouches, glass canning, and plastic bottles are discussed.

Electric Programmable Pressure Cookers, such as the "Instant Pot, are being used for small batch pressure canning. This fact sheet explains research showing why this is a food safety hazard, with a high risk of producing home canned foods that could devel
Why Electric Pressure Cookers Are Not Pressure Canners

Why Electric Pressure Cookers Are Not Pressure Canners

Electric Programmable Pressure Cookers, such as the "Instant Pot, are being used for small batch pressure canning. This fact sheet explains research showing why this is a food safety hazard, with a high risk of producing home canned foods that could devel...

Due to the lack of definitive research into the safety of steam canning the Utah State University Extension program currently agrees with the present USDA and National Center for Home Food Preservation recommendation against using Steam Canners.
U.S.U. Steam Canning - position statement

U.S.U. Steam Canning - position statement

Due to the lack of definitive research into the safety of steam canning the Utah State University Extension program currently agrees with the present USDA and National Center for Home Food Preservation recommendation against using Steam Canners.

Preparing and handling venison comes in a variety of important steps! This resource offers instructions and information on canning, handling, drying, recipes, storage, and more!
How to Preserve Venison

How to Preserve Venison

Preparing and handling venison comes in a variety of important steps! This resource offers instructions and information on canning, handling, drying, recipes, storage, and more!

This article discusses the basic principles of pressure canning.
Principles of Pressure Canning

Principles of Pressure Canning

This article discusses the basic principles of pressure canning.

Crispness is a hallmark of a good pickled vegetable. That crispness comes from the vegetable’s natural pectin.
Getting Crisp Home Pickled Vegetables

Getting Crisp Home Pickled Vegetables

Crispness is a hallmark of a good pickled vegetable. That crispness comes from the vegetable’s natural pectin.

Lately, some people have been advocating some very potentially hazardous food preservation and storage practices on foods meant for room temperature storage.
Hazardous Food Preservation and Storage Advice

Hazardous Food Preservation and Storage Advice

Lately, some people have been advocating some very potentially hazardous food preservation and storage practices on foods meant for room temperature storage.

Fermenting foods is perhaps the oldest food preservation method and has grown in popularity in recent years due to their touted “gut”, probiotic, and other additional health benefits. Fermenting at home is an inexpensive way to control what goes inside yo
Tips to Safely Ferment at Home

Tips to Safely Ferment at Home

Fermenting foods is perhaps the oldest food preservation method and has grown in popularity in recent years due to their touted “gut”, probiotic, and other additional health benefits. Fermenting at home is an inexpensive way to control what goes inside yo...

Extra precautions must be taken when canning on surfaces such as a camp cooker or a smooth cook-top.
Cook Surface Precautions for Home Canning

Cook Surface Precautions for Home Canning

Extra precautions must be taken when canning on surfaces such as a camp cooker or a smooth cook-top.

Learn the value of drying foods at home, the nutrition that you will have from dried foods, and how to set yourself up for success while drying.
Home Drying Foods

Home Drying Foods

Learn the value of drying foods at home, the nutrition that you will have from dried foods, and how to set yourself up for success while drying.

Freeze-dried foods are extremely popular among backpackers and culinary masters, and now freeze-dryers are available for home use. But is a home freeze-dryer the appliance for you? Here is some information designed to cut through the advertising hype and
Buying a Home Freeze-Dryer: What to Know Before You Go

Buying a Home Freeze-Dryer: What to Know Before You Go

Freeze-dried foods are extremely popular among backpackers and culinary masters, and now freeze-dryers are available for home use. But is a home freeze-dryer the appliance for you? Here is some information designed to cut through the advertising hype and ...

The process of selection, preparation, freezing, canning, drying, and storage of peaches to enhance preservation and storage.
How to Preserve Peaches

How to Preserve Peaches

The process of selection, preparation, freezing, canning, drying, and storage of peaches to enhance preservation and storage.

Since 2000, Extension has been warning consumers about canning cakes and breads. While this process has much appeal, it does not destroy the organism that causes botulism.
Canning Bread and Cake is Unsafe

Canning Bread and Cake is Unsafe

Since 2000, Extension has been warning consumers about canning cakes and breads. While this process has much appeal, it does not destroy the organism that causes botulism.