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Arkansas Food Preservation Resources  

Arkansas has a long history of food preservation and the art and science of saving food is making a comeback.

The USDA guide can be viewed on the National Center for Home Food Preservation website. For more research based food preservation recipes the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension offers for sale So Easy to Preserve

For those interested in a hands-on experience we have county educators in Family and Consumer Sciences who conduct Food Preservation trainings for minimal cost in various locations throughout the state. Contact your local extension office for dates and details.

The training provides science-based information based on the USDA's recommendations.

Dial Pressure Gauge Testing is Free

County Extension FCS educators are also available to test consumers dial gauge pressure canners to determine accuracy of the gauge. Dial gauges should be tested annually to assure that the pressure indicated on the dial is accurate. Pressure gauge testing is only done by appointment and only certain pressure cookers can be tested. Call your local county extension office to get an appointment and to check if your canner is a type we test. There is no charge for this service.


Canning and Freezing Fruits

Canning & Freezing Fruits

Information on preserving fruits using canning and freezing methods.

Learn more about freezing and canning fruits


Canning and Freezing Vegetables

Canning & Freezing Vegetables

Information on preserving vegetables using canning and freezing methods.

Learn more about canning and freezing vegetables


Drying Foods

Drying Foods

Information on methods to dehydrate foods.

Learn more about drying foods


Jams and Jellies

Jams & Jellies

Information on making a variety of jams and jellies.

Learn more about making jams and jellies


Pickling Foods

Pickling Foods

Information on pickling fruits and vegetables.

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Meat, Poultry, Fish Preparation

Meat, Poultry, Fish Preparation

Meat, poultry and fish require special care for preserving.

Learn more about preserving meat


Smoking Meat and Poultry

Smoking Meat & Poultry

Information on smoking meat and poultry.

Learn more about smoking meat and poultry 


Canning FAQs

Canning FAQs

We've got all the research-based answers to your most common canning questions.

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