Home Food Preservation: Canning, Dehydration & Freezing

Food Preservation Season is Upon Us. Talk to your Family & Consumer Sciences Educator to get Your Pressure canner dial guage examined for FREE! 

UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND EXTENSION (UME) MISSION

Our educational programs and problem-solving assistance are available to citizens and are based on the research and experience of land grant universities such as the University of Maryland, College Park.

OUR HISTORY

Since the 1900’s Family & Consumer Sciences (FCS) educators have taught how to safely preserve food, whether it was canning, drying, or freezing using USDA home food preservation guidelines.

OUR VISION

UME Master Gardener Volunteers (MGVs) educate residents how to grow food in home, community, and school gardens. MGVs and help thousands of individual groups each year start and improve food gardens.

OUR PARTNERSHIP

UME Master Gardeners (MGVs) teach people how to grow produce through the Grow It Eat It (GIEI) program, and FCS educators teach people how to safely preserve their harvest through the Grow It Eat It Preserve It program (GIEIPI).

FCS EDUCATORS CAN ADVISE YOU:

Canning
  • Jams, jellies, and butters

  • Pickled & fermented products

  • High acid foods (peaches)

  • Tomatoes

  • Low acid foods (green beans)

Freezing

We teach evidence-based information on safely freezing foods at home.

Dehydration (drying)

We teach evidence-based information on safely freezing foods at home.

Maryland Home Canning Resources & Upcoming Workshops