Don’t forget to have the dial gauge on your pressure canner tested. It is recommended to have this gauge tested every year. It’s also a good idea to review the Using and Caring for a Pressure Canner publication by UW-Extension.
The Winnebago County UW-Extension offers pressure canner testing free of charge. Please bring your lid to our office between the hours of 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday. When staffing allows, we can usually conduct the test while you wait.
UW Extension Food Preservation Publications
The following publications are available for FREE download using the links below, or printed copies can be obtained for a fee at the Learning Store or by visiting the Winnebago County UW-Extension office at 625 E. County Rd. Y, Suite 600, Oshkosh.
Canning Fruits Safely
Canning Meat, Wild Game, Poultry, & Fish Safely
Canning Salsa Safely
Canning Vegetables Safely
Homemade Pickles & Relishes
Freezing Fruits & Vegetables
Making Jams, Jellies, & Fruit Preserves
Safe Preserving – NOW Jams & Jellies in PINT Jars
Safe Preserving – Time-Saving Tips
Safe Preserving – Apples, the Best of the Fall Harvest
Using Clear Jel (a useful fact-sheet by Washington State University)
Access the complete list of publications in our overview Food Preservation Safety and Storage brochure here.
Need food preservation supplies, equipment, or parts? Download this Food Preservation-Equipment & Supplies list compiled by Dr. Barbara Ingham, Food Science Professor at the University of Wisconsin Madison.
Want to know what other publications are available? Check out this link: Preserving Wisconsin’s Harvest
Home Food Preservation Fact Sheets
Guidelines for Using an Atmospheric Steam Canner for Home Food Preservation
5 Tips for a Successful Home Canning Season
Review the Basics For a Safe Food Preservation Season
Fruits: Save Summer’s Goodness by Canning Fruits at Home
Vegetables: The Delicious Taste of Summer in Home-Canned Vegetables
Jams & Jellies: The Full Sweetness of Summer Shines in Homemade Jams and Jellies
Salsa: Spice up Family Meals with Home-Canned Salsa
Vegetables & Meat: Turn the Heat Up to Properly Can Vegetables and Meat
Pickles: Crispy and Delicious Homemade Pickles
Tomatoes: Preserving Tomatoes: Tart and Tasty!
Did you know that a flood, fire, national disaster, or the loss of power from high winds, snow, or ice could jeopardize the safety of your food? Knowing how to determine if food is safe and how to keep food safe will help minimize the potential loss of food and reduce the risk of foodborne illness. This Keeping Food Safe During an Emergency fact sheet will help you make the right decisions for keeping your family safe during an emergency.
Keeping Food Safe During an Emergency (printable version)
Safe & Healthy: Preserving Food at Home Blog
“Safe and Healthy: Preserving Food at Home” (http://fyi.uwex.edu/safepreserving/) is a new website that covers topics ranging from safe canning of tomatoes and other garden produce to how to respond to a food recall. The information, prepared by UW-Extension Food Scientist, Barbara Ingham, features new posts and tips almost daily.