Food Preservation Resources

Food preservation fact sheets are available from Cornell Cooperative Extension Herkimer County. Please stop by the office to pick up a copy of those you need or print from the pdf file below.

Food Preservation Resources 2019
Web Sites for the Home Preserver 2019

Let’s Preserve Fact Sheets (from Penn State University)
Let’s Preserve Apples
Let’s Preserve Blueberries
Let’s Preserve Cherries
Let’s Preserve Fruit Pie Fillings
Let’s Preserve Jelly, Jam, Spreads
Let’s Preserve Meat and Poultry
Let’s Preserve Peaches, Apricots, Nectarines
Let’s Preserve Pears
Let’s Preserve Peppers
Let’s Preserve Quick Process Pickles
Let’s Preserve Sauerkraut
Let’s Preserve Snap Beans
Let’s Preserve Strawberries
Let’s Preserve Sweet Corn
Let’s Preserve Tomatoes

Handy Reference Series (from Cornell University)
Canning Fruits
Canning Vegetables
Freezing Fruits
Freezing Vegetables
Drying Fruits
Drying Vegetables & Herbs
Drying Meat Jerky

Food For Health Series (from Cornell University)
Canning Fruits, Tomatoes, and Vegetables
Freezing Fruits and Vegetables
Drying Foods in New York State

Basic “How-To” Booklets
How to Freeze Food the Right Way
Canning Know How

Miscellaneous Fact Sheets
Salsa Recipes for Canning
Flavored Vinegars
Food Preservation without Sugar or Salt
Making Garlic and Herb Infused Oils at Home
Herbs and Vegetables in Oil
Drying Fruits and Vegetables


How to Video:  Home Food Preservation and Canning

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 Pressure Canner Gauge Testing information:

For National Presto canners with the “dial type” gauge, call their customer service number at 1-800-877-0441 (M – F, 9 am – 5:30 pm Eastern Time).  They will answer your questions about sending your gauge to them for testing (free) and / or replacement.  Ship the gauge to:  Service Department, National Presto Industries, Inc., 3925 North Hastings Way, Eau Clair, WI 54703. They will test and ship back at no charge, or contact you regarding replacement. For parts and other info from Presto, go to their website:

Note that Mirro pressure canners do not have dial-type gauges…..just a weighted gauge that does not need to be tested.  But if you have questions about your Mirro pressure canner, call 1-800-527-7727 (M – F, 8:30 am – 5:30 pm Eastern Time).

Parts for Presto, Mirro and many other different brands are available at the following:


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