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NC State Extension

Home Food Preservation

These pages provide evidence-based training and materials for safely preserving foods at home. In addition, these pages also link to trusted resources and recipes for home food preservation.

  • General Canning provides an overview of how to preserve foods safely with water bath or pressure canning, including training materials
    • Water Bath Canning provides fact sheets, recipes, and details on how to safely can high acid foods
    • Pressure Canning provides fact sheets, recipes, and details on how to safely can low acid foods, as well as testing a pressure canner
  • Fermentation and Pickling provides fact sheets, recipes, and training materials on how to safely dry fruits, vegetables and meats
  • Dehydration provides fact sheets, recipes, and training materials on how to safely dry fruits, vegetables, and meats