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UW Extension has how-to canning guides available

One of several food preservation publications from UW Extension.

One of several food preservation publications from UW Extension.

How-to guides for food preservation are available for free download from University of Wyoming Extension.

The guides are available by going to and clicking on Publications on the left-hand side of the page. For the Preserving Food in Wyoming series, typing B-1210 in the search field will bring up all the related bulletins.  For Canner’s Corner bulletins, type the bulletin number in the search field.

The bulletins (number in parenthesis) include:

Preserving Food in Wyoming series:

  • Fruit (B-1210.2)
  • Jelly (B-1210.1)
  • Meat (B-1210.7)
  • Pickles (B-1210.5)
  • Tomatoes (B-1210.4)
  • Vegetables (B-1210.6)
  • Wild Berries and Other Fruit (B-1210.3)

            Canner’s Corner: Enjoying summer’s bounty series:


  • So, you want to be a home canner? (MP-119.1)
  • The time is ripe for summer melons (MP-119.2)
  • A taste of tomatoes (MP-119.3)
  • Step-by-step canning of high acid foods (MP-119.4)
  • Some like ’em hot! (MP-119.5)
  • ‘Sweet’ sweet corn (MP-119.6)
  • When it’s good to be in a pickle (MP-119.7)
  • What’s so great about apples? (MP-119.8)
  • ‘Berry’ good choices (MP-119.9)
  • Pies in minutes (MP-119.10)
  • Rhubarb – Real pucker power! (MP-119.11)
  • Making canning work for you (MP-119.12)

Food preservation information is also available at the National Center for Home Food Preservation. Type into a browser. Additional information is available by clicking Publications on the left-hand side of the page.

UW Extension nutrition and food safety educators also have information. For a listing of county offices, go to and click County Offices on the left-hand side of the page.

UW Extension offers home food preservation series in Laramie

Home food preservation techniques will be explained during a series of hands-on workshops starting Aug. 10 in Laramie.

Classes are at the Albany County Fairgrounds in the Albany County University of Wyoming Extension office. Cost is $7 a class or $35 for the series.

Sessions and times are:

Friday, Aug. 10 – Preserving fundamentals, 5:45-7:30 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 24 – The art and science of drying foods, 5:45 -8:30 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 25 – Pickling made easy, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 21 – Overcoming the fear of pressure canning, 5:45-8:30 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 22 – Canning jams, jellies and more, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 5 – Intent to ferment, 5:45-8:30 p.m.

Nutrition and food safety educator Diane Saenz will lead the classes. To register, contact Saenz at 307-328-2642 or at