Food Preservation FAQ

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    What if I have questions or need help while preserving foods at home?

    Contact your local MU Extension Center or Susan Mills-Gray, Extension professor and state nutrition specialist.

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    What publications do you recommend for food preservation recipes and tips?

    It’s important to use research-based, safety-tested guidelines from trusted sources like these:

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    What produce is in season?

    Use Seasonal and Simple: A Guide for Enjoying Fresh Fruits and Vegetables for help with selecting, storing and preparing fresh fruits and vegetables, which are listed in the guide by their growing season. Order the Seasonal and Simple guide, download the free app by searching for ‘Seasonal and Simple’ in your device’s app store or use the web version at http://seasonalandsimple.info/

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    How do I get my pressure canner dial gauge tested?

    MU Extension centers across the state have equipment to test the following brands: National, Magic Seal, Maid of Honor and Presto. Contact your local MU Extension Center for more information.