This advanced-level project is designed to help you home preserve produce - from your garden, a store, or a farmer's market - so that you can enjoy nutritious fruits and vegetables all year. The pressure canning method is not covered in this project. Members will explore different home preservation methods, understand how a food's pH determines which home food preservation method to use, gather the proper equipment for water bath canning, rack when produce becomes ripe, learn how to home preserve produce using the freezing method and home preserve applesauce using the water bath canning method.


To complete the project members should complete seven activities, at least two learning experiences and be involved in at least two leadership/citizenship activities.


M Canning and Freezing, 4H670

Food Preservation Independent Study/Advanced