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Free Publications to Download Here about Home Canning, Freezing, Preserving and Making Jams and Jellies!

Free Publications to Download - About Home Canning, Freezing and Jam Making


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USDA Publications

Keep in mind, we have free, illustrated versions of all of the USDA recipes on this page (click here)

USDA Complete Guide to Home Canning

Ordering Information for USDA Complete Guide to Home Canning

NCHFP Publications

Consumer Bulletins

Other Government Publications

U.S. Department of Agriculture
Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA-FSIS)

U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (FDA-CFSAN)

United Nations
Food and Agricultural Organization (UN-FAO)

These publications provide an educational review of topics for an international audience and should not be used for recommendations or guidelines for home food preservation in the United States. The online version is the book broken up into many pages, but you can also buy the printed version

The University of Georgia Factsheets

"So Easy To Preserve" ($20 in 2018 from UGA)

"So Easy To Preserve"

The University of Georgia College of Family and Consumer Sciences and College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences are pleased to offer the 6th edition of So Easy To Preserve. This beautiful book contains the latest and safest United States Department of Agriculture recommendations as found in the 1994 Complete Guide To Home Canning.

So Easy To Preserve is a 314-page book with over 150 tested recipes along with step by step instructions and in-depth information for both the new and experienced food preserver. Chapters include Preserving Food, Canning, Pickled Products, Jellied Fruit Products, Freezing and Drying.

Other Universities' Publications


Above is the
2020 version of
the Ball Blue Book