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Reliable Food Preservation Resources


  1. Ball Blue Book Guide to Preserving (2009 edition). Available local bookstores.
  2. So Easy to Preserve, 5th Edition, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension, $18 per book (subject to change), includes Shipping, make check payable to "University of Georgia". Information by phone: 706-542-2657 or website,
    Office of Communications
    117 Hoke Smith Annex
    Cooperative Extension Services
    The University of Georgia
    Athens, GA 30602-1456
  3. Complete Guide to Home Canning, 2009 revision, USDA Bulletin No. 539.
    Order: Perdue University online store, ($18 plus shipping and handling). Or download PDF from (look under publications)
  4. Putting Food By. Greene, Hertzberg & Vaughan. The Stephen Greene Press, Lexington, MA. Available at local bookstores.


Tested recipes, "how-to" videos, printable factsheets and more.

  1. Ball:
  2. USDA's National Center for Home Food Preservation: