About Food Preservation

With busy lifestyles, home food preservers are often selective about what they can or freeze. Seasonal fruits are popular items, jams and jellies, pickled products, salsa and other tomato products are also popular. No matter what your favorite home preserved items are, it is important you follow the latest research and recommendations to insure food safety and quality.

Cornell Cooperative Extension stresses the importance of preserving only food of peak quality, which has been freshly harvested and is ideal for fresh eating.

Cornell Cooperative Extension in Schuyler County has canning and preserving equipment available to rent for a nominal fee per day. We have the following:

* Mehu Maija juice extractor - 2
* Pressure Canners - 1 weighted, 1 dial gauge
* Boiling Water Bath canner
* Squeezo fruit & vegetable strainer

Please call (607) 535-7161 to reserve this equipment. Must be picked up at office, no delivery available.