Contact Us

Margaret Larson
County Extension Director
University of Illinois Extension
Highland Community College, Bldg R
2998 W Pearl City Rd
Freeport, IL 61032
Phone: 815-235-4125
FAX: 815-232-9006
mklarson@illinois.edu

Jackie de Batista
Program Coordinator (Winnebago County)
University of Illinois Extension
1040 North Second Street
Rockford, IL 61107
Phone: 815-986-4357
FAX: 815-986-4329
jbatista@illinois.edu

Diane Reinhold
Extension Educator, Nutrition and Wellness
University of Illinois Extension
Highland Community College, Bldg R
2998 W Pearl City Rd
Freeport, IL 61032
Phone: 815-235-4125
FAX: 815-232-9006
dreinhol@illinois.edu

Winnebago Local Foods Initiative

Winnebago Local Foods Initiative

Food Preservation and Canning Resources

These websites feature research-based up-to-date information on food preservation methods of all kinds. For questions contact any Nutrition & Wellness Educator at the Univ. of IL, or Diane Reinhold, Nutrition and Wellness Educator, Unit 1, Univ. of IL Extension, (815) 235-4125. Updated 9-18-2013.

Canning High Acid Foods

Using Boiling Water Canners

2-page fact sheet describing process for using Boiling Water Canners, PDF format
University of Georgia Extension Service

http://www.uga.edu/nchfp/publications/publications_uga.html

Preserving Food: Canning Fruit

6-page brochure including equipment, process and table of directions for canning fruits, PDF format

University of Georgia Extension Service

http://www.uga.edu/nchfp/publications/publications_uga.html

Preserve It Right: Canning Fruits

9-page brochure including equipment, types of pack, information on altitude and discussion of typical problems, available in PDF format

Iowa State University

https://www.extension.iastate.edu/store/ListItems.aspx?CategoryID=43


Canning and Freezing Tomatoes

This is a 4-page handout in PDF format on canning and freezing tomatoes.

Iowa State University Extension

http://www.extension.iastate.edu/Publications/PM638.pdf

Canning Tomatoes and Tomato Products

12-page handout that includes basics of canning tomatoes and processing time charts. Select FDNS-E-43-2 in PDF format.

http://www.fcs.uga.edu/ext/pubs/food/canning.php

Low Acid Canning

Preserving Food: Canning Vegetables

6- pages discusses equipment and process of using a pressure canner with chart on how to prepare vegetables for canning, PDF format.

University of Georgia Extension Service

http://www.uga.edu/nchfp/publications/publications_uga.html

How to Can Fresh Vegetables

6-pages with instructions for canning several different vegetables, PDF format

University of Missouri Extension

http://muextension.missouri.edu/explore/hesguide/foodnut/gh1454.htm

Drying Foods

Preparing Safer Jerky

Pub# FDNS-E-43-10, select PDF format, 3 pages

University of Georgia Extension Service

http://www.fcs.uga.edu/ext/pubs/food/canning.php

 

Drying Fruits and Vegetables (some have Jerky included)

Select PDF format; Pub # FDNS-E-43-10, 12 pages

University of Georgia Extension Service

http://www.fcs.uga.edu/ext/pubs/food/canning.php

Drying Herbs, Seeds and Nuts

Click on "Food Safety, Nutrition, Diet and Health", select #3086, PDF, 2 pages

Clemson Extension, South Carolina

http://hgic.clemson.edu/


Jams and Jellies

Making Jams and Jellies

Link to website featuring numerous and variety of jelly, jam, marmalade recipes and topics related to jams and jellies.

National Center for Home Food Preservation ­

http://www.uga.edu/nchfp/how/can7_jam_jelly.html

Jams and Jellies

PDF file that is well-written, attractive and accurate. This is an excellent handout for 4-H'ers and those interested in making jams and jellies with little prior experience. Six pages, Jams and Jellies, FDNS-E-438.

University of Georgia Extension Service

http://www.fcs.uga.edu/ext/pubs/food/canning.php

Jams and Jellies from North Dakota Fruits

16-pages in PDF format, variety of recipes and includes syrups.

North Dakota Extension

http://www.ext.nodak.edu/extpubs/yf/foods/fn590.pdf

Making Fruit Spreads

Five pages in PFD with recipes and information on remaking soft jams and jellies.

Iowa State University Extension

http://www.extension.iastate.edu/Publications/PM1366.pdf

Making Jams, Jellies and Fruit Preserves

64-page document on making jams and jellies. An excellent resource that could be printed and sold as a booklet. Can be purchased from WI, $5 per book.

http://learningstore.uwex.edu/Making-Jams-Jellies-and-Fruit-Preserves-P941C60.aspx

Pickled and Fermented Products

Pickled Products

Pickled Products: scroll down list to Pickled Products, an 8-page PDF fact sheet from University of Georgia Extension Service; attractive fact sheet with information and recipes on fermented/brined pickles, quick and fresh pack, fruit pickles and relishes.

http://www.uga.edu/nchfp/publications/publications_uga.html

Sauerkraut

Sauerkraut: fact sheet from Penn State University Extension; 2-page PDF fact sheet; with step by step sauerkraut preparation, freezing process, hot, or raw pack information.

http://www.uga.edu/nchfp/publications/publications_penn_state.html

Flavored Vinegars

Flavored Vinegars: scroll down to flavored vinegars fact sheet; a 4-page PDF fact sheet from University of Georgia Extension Service includes fruit (raspberry) and herb vinegars, preparing jars and bottles, types of vinegar, and storage.

http://www.uga.edu/nchfp/publications/publications_uga.html

Causes and Possible Solutions for Problems with Pickled Foods

Two-page fact sheet form the National Center for Home Food Preservation, includes soft, slippery pickles, bitter taste, shriveled, dark, spotted, faded, and white sediment in jar.

http://www.uga.edu/nchfp/how/can_06/pickleproblems.html

Fact Sheets and Recipes for Specific Foods

Food Preservation recipes, times and methods for canning, freezing, drying foods, pickling, jams and jellies, curing and smoking, and storage are available at the National Center for Home Food Preservation website, sponsored by USDA: http://www.homefoodpreservation.com

For information on food preservation supplies and ingredients and other extension resources, including website links (site provided by the National Center for Home Food Preservation, sponsored by USDA): http://www.uga.edu/nchfp/links/links_home.html

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