Using approved processes and recipes is important for many reasons, but critical to ensure food safety. Recipes and processes published through extension programs and the USDA have been thoroughly tested and have been determined safe for home preservation. There are many free publications available online and listed below you will find a selection of downloadable documents and websites containing all manner of recipes and information for your preservation needs.
Some WSU Extension web sites provide links to external sites for the convenience of users. These external sites are not managed by the WSU Extension. Furthermore, WSU Extension does not review, control or take responsibility for the content of these sites, nor do these sites implicitly or explicitly represent official positions and policies of WSU Extension.
- USDA National Center
Free on-line food preservation course, plus many new recipes including Spicy Cranberry Salsa, Spicy Jicama Relish, Tomato Taco Sauce, and Mango Salsa. The salsa recipes are in Spanish as well as English.
- So Easy to Preserve website — Available for purchase: 375-page food preservation recipe book with over 186 USDA tested recipes and 8-part DVD servies with how-to-preserve demonstrations using recommended food preservation techniques.
- Ball Canning–jar and pectin manufacturer with recommendations for use and recipes.
- Pomona’s Pectin–pectin manufacturer for low to no sugar recipes.
- Food Safety During Power Outages
- Emergency Food Safety
- Iowa State University Extension Food Preservation Answerline Information and resources for consumers with home and family questions.
- Preservation Slideshows and Videos