BRIDGEWATER, N.J. — Farm market customers can find free information on safe home food preservation of farm fresh produce by accessing the website, njaes.rutgers.edu/food-safety/home-food-preservation/, from Rutgers Cooperative Extension’s Department of Family and Community Health Sciences.
The website provides free access to a bounty of preservation resources including techniques such as freezing, dehydrating, and canning in glass jars. Users will also be able to find reliable recordings, classes, links, and tested recipes for some of their favorite produce.
“Unfortunately, not everyone knows the safest way to preserve their produce! Our aim is to help people gain a greater understanding of food preservation that is backed by science-based research and tested outcomes,” stated Daryl Minch, FCHS Educator.
Farm market operators can access the link above to find a mini-poster to download and print for display. Users may also visit FCHS on Facebook at @FCHS, Rutgers Cooperative Extension and Instagram at @fchs.rutgers to learn more and follow along with the latest updates and recipes.
“The website makes everything easy to understand and most importantly, results in a safe and flavorful product. We hope our tips provide people with a safe and fresh way of preserving the taste of harvest while reducing food waste,” stated Daryl Minch.
–Daryl L. Minch, Rutgers University