Food Preservation

UGA Extension programs and services in home food preservation are varied and teach science-based methods for long-term storing of food at home. Our goal is inform people how to preserve high quality foods with tested, safe methods. We offer classes in some locations around the state, as well as free and for-sale publications including the popular So Easy to Preserve book and how-to demonstration videos on DVDs. You also can find additional resources at the National Center for Home Food Preservation managed by the University of Georgia.


UGA Family and Consumer Science agents in many Georgia counties provide programs that teach the how-to's of canning, freezing and/or drying of foods, as well as making jams and jellies and pickled foods. Programs can be hands-on workshops, demonstrations or presentations. Check out the calendar of Extension events or contact your local county office to know what is available in or around your county.

Free Factsheets

Preserving and Storing Food

  1. Canning Fruit
  2. Canning Tomatoes and Tomato Products
  3. Canning Vegetables
  4. Sensational Salsas / Spanish
  5. Freezing Fruit
  6. Freezing Vegetables
  7. Pickled Products
  8. Canning Relishes
  9. Jams and Jellies
  10. Uncooked Jams and Jellies
  11. Processing Jams and Jellies
  12. Steps in Processing Jams and Jellies
  13. Drying Fruits and Vegetables
  14. Preparing Safer Jerky
  15. Freezing Animal Products
  16. Freezing Prepared Foods
  17. What to Do if the Freezer Stops
  18. Flavored Vinegars
  19. Making Apple Cider
  20. Using Boiling Water Canners
  21. Using Pressure Canners
  22. Food Storage for Safety and Quality

Preparing an Emergency Food Supply

For Sale

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