High Altitude Food Preservation

High Altitude Food Preservation

The majority of recipes for home preserved food products are developed at sea level and can present not only food quality challenges, but also food safety challenges for Colorado cooks living above 3,000 feet. The following food preservation resources have been developed for cooks living at higher altitudes.

Canning at High Altitude




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Judging Home Preserved Foods at County Fair

Recorded webinar; presented by CSU Extension June 19, 2013; approximately 1 hour in length.

Intended audience: County and State fair superintendents; returning and prospective open class preserved foods judges; Extension agents; volunteer assistants and any other interested persons.

Objective: To present and encourage adoption of uniform, safe, accurate, guidelines for county and state fair judges to follow in judging open class preserved food products.

Webinar Resources:

Recording: 'Prize Winning Preserves'

This 18 min. presentation developed by University of Florida Extension provides tips for judging jams and jellies, including both good and bad examples of what a judge might come across. Go to: https://connect.extension.iastate.edu/p5c4fole8k3/

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