Resources - MEN presentation 9/20/15


Stone Cottage Farm & Garden

Resources for Preserving Your Garden’s Bounty

Mother Earth News Fair

September 20, 2015


Food Preservation in General

1) How do salt and sugar prevent microbial spoilage?

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-do-salt-and-sugar-pre/

2) National Center for Home Food Preservation

http://nchfp.uga.edu/index.html

Freezing

1) Freezing Vegetables

http://www.ext.colostate.edu/pubs/foodnut/09330.html

2) Freezing Vegetables

http://ohioline.osu.edu/hyg-fact/5000/pdf/HYG_5333_15.pdf

Drying

1) Dehydration Tips Herbs & Spices (from Lequip - makers of BPA-free dehydrators)

http://www.boschkitchencenters.com/learn/drying-fresh-herbs-spices-using-dehydrator/

2) Drying Food

http://www.aces.uiuc.edu/vista/html_pubs/DRYING/dryfood.html

Canning

1) Getting Started

http://www.freshpreserving.com/getting-started

2) Home Canning and Botulism

http://www.cdc.gov/features/HomeCanning/

Pickling

1) Pickling Products

http://www.freshpreserving.com/products/pickling

Lacto-Fermentation

1) The Incredible Health Benefits to You of Traditionally Fermented Foods

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2004/01/03/fermented-foods-part-two.aspx

2) The Science behind Sauerkraut Fermentation

http://www.nourishingtreasures.com/index.php/2012/05/15/the-science-behind-sauerkraut-fermentation/

http://ohioline.osu.edu/hyg-fact/5000/pdf/HYG_5333_15.pdf


Disclaimer: While I consider this to be a good start for finding information on preserving foods, one should not consider it an exhaustive list. Preservation methods in these websites do not guarantee food safety or lack of failure. There are many ways to preserve food and many experts. Always use recipes from tested and knowledgable sources and follow directions.


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