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If this is your first time canning, read the USDA’s Complete Guide to Home Canning. This guide explains everything you need to know about canning and food preservation from making jams and jellies to pickling cucumbers to canning meats and poultry. This guide is a trusted, go-to resource for safely making high-quality canned products.
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Recipes Recommended Tested/Evidence-Based Recipe Sources:
National Center for Home Food Preservation (NCHFP) – an online resource for safe home food preservation information that includes the recipes below, recipes from the USDA’s Complete Guide to Home Canning, and other recipes that have been research-tested by the University of Georgia.
USDA’s Complete Guide to Home Canning – available online and in print, this guide provides research-tested recipes in addition to safe food preservation information.
For more canning information on Food Preservation call the North Carolina Cooperative Extension, Macon County at 349-2046.
These Canning Guides can be purchased at our office at 193 Thomas Heights Rd., Franklin, NC 28734.
So Easy to Preserve (UGA) – this book of research-tested recipes, many of which are also found on the NCHFP website.

The Ball Blue Book, 100th Anniversary Edition (Jarden, 2009/2010) – research-tested recipes by the popular canning jar brand, Ball.

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Written By

Deborah Hunter, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionDeborah HunterCounty Extension Administrative Assistant Call Deborah E-mail Deborah N.C. Cooperative Extension, Macon County Center

Contributing Author

Debbie Stroud, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionDebbie StroudArea Specialized Agent, Consumer and Retail Food Safety Serves 33 Counties and EBCIBased out of Agricultural & Human SciencesCall Debbie E-mail Debbie Agricultural & Human Sciences
NC State Extension, NC State University
Updated on Jul 22, 2020
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