1. K-State home
  2. »Walnut Creek Extension District #2
  3. »Health and Nutrition
  4. »Preservation

Walnut Creek District

Food Preservation

Home food preservation is a way to preserve the freshness of homegrown food. While more popular in years past, preserving food at home is still done today. Without factoring in the labor costs, home food preservation can save money compare to commercially preserved foods. There are many ways to preserve food such as canning, freezing, drying, pickling, fermentation, curing and smoking. Many preserved foods are for personal use, but they also make great gifts for friends and family. Choose the preservation method that bests fits your needs and storage space.

Learn about each preservation method in the following categories:

K-State Preservation Publications


Kansas Elevation

Water boils at lower temperature as altitude increases. In Kansas, the altitude changes from around 700 feet above sea level in eastern Kansas to just over 4,000 feet in western Kansas

Popular Quick Links

Canner Replacement Parts


Download Adobe Acrobat Reader to view many of our publications in PDF format.