Food Preservation

Pressure Canner Gauge Testing

Available at the Extension Office

New Rules for Home-Based Processors

National Center for Home Food Preservation

When your garden or Farmer's Market overflows with fresh vegetabls and fruits, you can

take your home cooking one step further by preserving some of those foods for your family

to enjoy all year long.

The Grayson County Extension Service has the following Food Preservation equipment

that can be checked out with a $25 deposit.  The deposit will be refunded when

equipment is returned clean and in satisfactory condition:

3 Pressure Canners

Presto Dial Gauge

Presto Weighted Gauge

Mirro Weighted Gauge

3 Water Bath Canners

1 Presto Food Dehydrator

Ball FreshTECH Automatic Jam & Jelly Maker

Ball FreshTECH Harvest Pro Sauce Maker

Ball Blue Book Guide to Preserving  

Copies are also available for purchase for $10. 

DVD - "So Easy to Preserve"

includes video instruction on Canning Tomatoes, Pickling, Canning Fruits, Jams & Jellies,

Specialities, Canning Vegetables and Drying & Freezing.  Check out free from our

Extension Library. 

Free Pressure Canner Testing for Dial Gauge Canners

Plate it Up, Kentucky Proud Recipe Cards

Free at the Extension Office and feature seasonal Kentucky fruits and vegetables.  Each

full color, two-sided card provides nutritional facts, selection, storage and preparation

information on one side and the recipe on the other.


Home Canning Basics

Home Canning Salsa

Home Canning Tomatoes & Tomato Products

Home Canning Vegetables

Home Canning Fruit

Home Canning Jam, Jellies, & Other Soft Spreads

Home Canning Pickled & Fermented Foods

Home Canning Soups, Stocks, & Stews

Home Canning Meat, Poultry, Wild Game & Fish

Home Freezing Basics

Freezing Vegetables

Freezing Fresh Fruits

Drying Food at Home

Recommended Food Storage Times - Cold & Dry Refrigerated & Frozen Foods