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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Free Online Canning Guide

Did you know there is a free online canning guide provided by the USDA?  I invite you to check out the following website to access the free, 196-page USDA Complete Guide to Home Canning.


This website is full of information in how to can food safely at home. Alternatively, you can order a hard copy for $18 at Purdue's The Education Store (https://mdc.itap.purdue.edu/).


  1. Thanks Katrina for the great website info. I am getting interested in canning various fruits and vegetables. My mom used to do it when my sisters, brother, and I were younger.

    Farmgilr # 2508

    1. Wonderful! I am so pleased.

      Last year, I had a canning party with friends, and it was so much fun. I served lunch, and we put up six types of pickles. We chatted the afternoon away and the "work" was all done before we knew it! Everyone took pickles and good memories home.

      Happy canning, and thank you for your reply!