Food and Nutrition

Homemade Preserves

The Family Living Educator position for Manitowoc County is still currently vacant.  Questions regarding food preservation and canning may be answered through publications in our Learning Store:

Visit that page and choose the food item for which you are seeking information.  You may then read and print the information from your computer, or you may order the publication through the website.

For questions relating to commercial food preparation or preparing any food item for sale contact:  Barb Ingham or 608‐263‐7383.

For a listing of other sources of reliable information regarding food safety and food preservation please click here Food Safety Questions Flyer


Best Colleges Student Nutrition Resources

Dietary Guidelines  to promote health and reduce risk for major chronic diseases

Eat Right  Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the world’s largest organization of food and nutrition professionals

Food and Nutrition Information Center  provides credible, accurate, and practical resources for consumers, nutrition and health professionals, educators, and government personnel

Food Fact Sheets  developed by University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Food Safety  find hot topics to keep you informed, training announcements, food preservation recipes and tips

Home Food Preservation  National Center for Home Food Preservation is your source for current research-based recommendations for most methods of home food preservation

Ingredient Substitutions  a list of acceptable ingredient substitutions for cooking

Manitowoc County Food Resources Guide  if you are in need of free or low cost food  easy, online access to government information on food and human nutrition for consumers

Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity   addresses three important risk factors for illness, disability, and premature death

Safety Recalls  alerts, safety recalls, and tips from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Tiny Tastes Can Total BIG Calories

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

U.S. Department of Agriculture (Food and Nutrition Information Center)

Vegetable Fact Guides  from the Wisconsin Fresh Market Vegetable Growers Association

UW-Extension Publications

  • View these publications online and purchase copies such as Canning Fruits Safely and Home Food Preservation Resources.                                                                                                      

 Fruit and Vegetable Preservation – This site is part of the Wisconsin Horticulture website and contains tips on preserving all sorts of garden fruits and vegetables.

Complete Guide to Home Canning – A searchable database from Penn State University. All canning recommendations meet the requirements of the 1994 USDA Complete Guide to Home Canning. (Agriculture Information Bulletin No. 539) Canning and Preserving Without Sugar 4th Edition


Below are Food Preservation Webinars from 2013 and 2014. Slide Presentations will download and open in Microsoft Powerpoint on your computer.

Lets Get Ready To Preserve: An Update on Canning Research Slide Presentation

Making Jams, Jellies, and Fruit Preserves Slide Presentation

Canning Vegetables Safely Slide Presentation

Time To Make Pickles Slide Presentation

Drying Foods At Home Slide Presentation

Successful Storage of Garden Produce Slide Presentation

Preserving Meat Slide Presentation

Freezing Fruits and Vegetables Slide Presentation

Food Safety and the Thanksgiving Meal Slide Presentation

Canning Meat Slide Presentation

Canning Tomatoes Slide Presentation

Canning Vegetables Slide Presentation

Freezing Jams and Jellies Slide Presentation

Fruits and Pickles Slide Presentation


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