High Elevation Food Preparation & 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.







Preserve Smart


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Preserve Smart

Developed by Colorado State University Extension in order to provide a trusted way to find and use tested food preservation recipes and instructions for any elevation–from sea level to high in the Rocky Mountains!