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Food Preservation

Home food preservation is a way to preserve the freshness of homegrown food. While more popular in years past, preserving food at home is still done today. Without factoring in the labor costs, home food preservation can save money compared to commercially preserved foods.

There are many ways to preserve food such as canning, freezing, drying, pickling, fermentation, curing and smoking. Many preserved foods are for personal use, but they also make great gifts for friends and family. Choose the preservation method that bests fits your needs and storage space.

Explore the many aspects of food preservation and food safety in the K-State Research and Extension bi-monthly Preserve It Fresh, Preserve It Safe Newsletters offered below:


September/October 2020

July/August 2020

May/June 2020

March/April 2020

January/February 2020



Learn about each preservation method through K-State Rapid Response Center.

Food Preservation Publications