Canning, Freezing, Drying Harvesting, Cold Storage

The Produce Preservation Program offers fun, hands on workshops and resources to teach people how to safely preserve home grown and locally available fruits and vegetables for year round enjoyment.


With the growing public interest in healthy food and local food systems there are many resources available to people interested in learning about how to grow, preserve and sell locally produced and processed foods. This section includes links to materials developed through the Produce Preservation Program – including Produce Preservation Workshop Guides, “how to” videos as well as links to other helpful resources. Please let us know if there are other resources that should be included in this section. Send your suggestions to

Complete Guide to Home Canning [BOOK]

United States Department of Agriculture, Cooperative State Research, Education and Extension Service, Complete Guide to Home Canning, 2006

The joy of keeping a root cellar [BOOK]

Megyesi, J. the joy of keeping a root cellar, Skyhorse Publishing, Inc. New York, 1963

CANNING for a New Generation [BOOK]

Krissoff, L., CANNING for a New Generation, Stewart, Tabori & Chang, New York, USA, 2010

The Beginner’s Guide to Preserving Food at Home [BOOK]

Chadwick, J., The Beginner’s Guide to Preserving Food at Home – 3rd Edition, Storey Publishing, 2009

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You Can Can [BOOK]

Better Homes and Gardens, You Can Can, John Wiley & Sons Inc., New Jersey, USA, 2010

BERNARDIN Guide to Home Preserving [BOOK]

Bernardin, BERNARDIN Guide to Home Preserving – 3rd Edition, Bernardin Ltd. 2003

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Community Cannery Tool Kit “All you Can”

A hands-on guide for creating a Community Cannery.

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Focuses on simple and practical ways to add a variety of fruits and vegetables to meals and snacks. The site contains information on the nutritional value of fruits and vegetables, storage and use of fresh, frozen, and canned produce, meal preparation, and recipes.

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University of Arkansas – Home Food Preservation Handbook

Offers a variety of facts, tips, and recipes associated with food preservation, food safety, nutrition, and recipes. Trainers will also find fact sheets and slide presentations on canning and freezing that will help to develop background knowledge before presenting the produce preservation workshops.

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Traditional Food Facts

Provides "how-to" information on Traditional methods of preserving fish, seaweed, root vegetables, and other produce.

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