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National Center for Home Food Preservation
Contains information on canning, freezing, dehydrating, curing, smoking, fermenting, pickling, making jams and jellies, and storing dried foods. Easy to read, thorough information from the University of Georgia.

USDA’s Complete Guide to Home Canning
This guide is available via free download online or you can purchase a printed copy through Perdue Extension. The guide goes through home canning principles and selecting, preparing, and canning produce items.

So Easy to Preserve
“So Easy to Preserve” is a book produced by the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension. In addition to the topics listed below, each chapter includes a list of the most frequently asked questions and a table of problems, causes, and ways to prevent the problem from happening again. Each chapter is followed by a pocket page that allows you to keep notes and favorite recipes at your fingertips.

    • Different methods of food preservation
    • The basics of canning
    • Ingredients and equipment needed for successful pickling
    • Sweet spreads and syrups
    • Freezing: foods to freeze and not to freeze, and what to do when your freezer breaks down
    • Drying/Dehydrating

Yancey Public Library
Additional books on food preservation can be found at the local library. If you find something that looks interesting and want to make sure the sources are research-based, feel free to bring it by the office.