Food Preservation Resources

National Center for Home Food Preservation is your source for current research-based recommendations for most methods of home food preservation including “how-to” videos, publications, and links to other Extension sites.  Go to

Food Preservation Resources 2020
Web Sites for the Home Preserver 2020

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 Potatoes, Sweet Potatoes
Let’s Preserve Quick Process Pickles
Let’s Preserve Root Vegetables: Beets, Carrots, Turnips, Rutabagas
Let’s Preserve Sauerkraut
Let’s Preserve Snap Beans
Let’s Preserve Squash, Pumpkins
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


See our Food Preservation “How To” Videos page.


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).  You may also email them at 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, visit their website:  GoPresto

Note that Mirro and WearEver 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 or WearEver pressure canner, call 1-800-527-7727* (M – F, 8:30 am – 5:30 pm Eastern Time), or email *Due to COVID-19, their phone center may not be staffed. 

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


The Cornell Food Venture Center (CFVC) provides comprehensive assistance to beginning and established food entrepreneurs to help enhance food safety, satisfy regulatory compliance and promote economic development. The CFVC provides access to educational materials, industry resources, workshops and direct assistance for product and process validation for safety and stability, as well as guidance in local, state and federal regulations for food manufacturers.


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