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Looking for Comprehensive Canning Resources in 2024?  Scroll down this page and  follow the links. And if you bring home some fruit or vegetables and want to can, freeze, make jam, salsa or pickles, see this page for simple, reliable, illustrated canning, freezing or preserving directions. There are plenty of other related resources, click on the resources dropdown above.  If you are having a hard time finding canning lids, I've used these, and they're a great price & ship in 2 days.

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Comprehensive Canning Resources

Comprehensive Canning Resources

Everything You  Need to Know About Home Canning, Freezing and Making Jams and Jellies From The Fruits and Vegetables You Picked!




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Photo source: University of Missouri Cooperative Extension System.

You think making and canning your own applesauce or jam is difficult?  Not at all!  

The links below take you to a US government web site that is a treasure trove of useful information and how-to's!


[Recommended books about home canning, jam making, drying and preserving!]

Canning, Freezing and Drying Equipment and Supplies

Canning Information from Various Government and University Sources

More Canning recipes

Making Jams and Jellies

General Information

Other Recipes (these directions usually aren't illustrated like mine are!)

Reduced Sugar Recipes

Additional Resources


Drying foods