In charge of the holiday turkey?
We have great turkey tips to help you prepare, roast and serve your meal this year.
Free Pressure Canner Testing
Dial gauge pressure canners should be tested each year for accuracy. A pressure canner is essential for canning low-acid vegetables, meats, fish and poultry. Pressure canners come with either a dial-gauge or a weighted-gauge.
The Calumet County UW-Extension office offers free dial-gauge testing; call 920-849-1450 ext 6 to arrange a time for this service. You only need to bring your lid for testing.
You can also brush up on using and caring for a pressure canner with UW-Extension publication: Using & Caring for a Pressure Canner.
UW Extension Food Preservation Publications
Available for free download using the links below, or in print, for a fee at the Learning Store, UW Extension provides up to date information on food preservation.
- Canning Fruit
- Canning Meat & Wild Game
- Canning Vegetables
- Canning Pickles
- Canning Salsa
- Freezing Fruit
- Making Jams and Jellies
- Using Clear Jel (helplful fact sheet courtesy of Washington State University)
Need food preservation supplies, equipment or parts?
Food Preservation, Equipment and Supplies compiled by Barbara Ingham, Food Science Professor, UW-Madison.
Atmospheric Steam Canner: Guidelines for Use in Home Food Preservation
University of Wisconsin has now indicated that Atmospheric Steam Canners may be safely used for canning naturally acidic foods, however certain criteria must be met. For further information, read Steam Canner Guidelines.
Safe & Healthy: Preserving Food at Home Blog
UW-Extension food scientist Barbara Ingham offers information on home food preservation through the Safe and Healthy: Preserving Food at Home blog, which covers a broad range of food preservation and safety topics. This blog features new and timely posts frequently.
- Meals for You
- UW-Extension Publications
- Government Nutrition Information
- U.S. Dept. of Agriculture’s Searchable Nutrient Database
- National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
- Nutrition and Physical Activity Information
- Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
- Choose My Plate