Home Production



Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

USU Uintah County Extension
great source for canning recipes, garden helps and pest tips, planting guides, etc.

Pressure Canners
I have known several sisters whose mothers or grandmothers have passed and their canners were sold or given away and now they wish they had kept them.  Keep an eye out for someone retiring their canners.  I bought mine for $25.  Works great!


Uintah County Extension - Food Preservation main page
     The county extension is a great resource.  Visit their offices each year to have your gauge tested.
USU County Extension: Food Preservation Publications

12 Steps to Successful Canning (pdf)
     One page sheet of information
"So Easy To Preserve" (where to purchase)
From the University of Georgia - The UofG Cooperative Extension is pleased to offer the 5th edition of its popular book, So Easy To Preserve. This beautiful book contains the latest U.S. Department of Agriculture recommendations for safe food preservation. So Easy To Preserve is now a 375-page book with over 185 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. This 5th edition has 35 new tested recipes and processes, in addition to a new section with recommended procedures for home-canned salsas.

National Center for Home Food Preservation
     This site is recognized as the go-to place for the best information available.  I'll include my favorite sub pages:

USDA Complete Guide to Home Canning, 2009 revision
     Includes introduction and Guides 1 - 7.

Guide 5: Preparing and Canning Poultry, Red Meats, and Seafoods
     15 pages

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