Preserve Smart:

Preserve Smart was 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!


Canning Fruits
Canning Tomatoes and Tomato Products
Canning Vegetables


Drying Fruits
Drying Vegetables


Freezing Food: Reducing Food Waste
Freezing Food: Supplies and Equipment
Freezing Food: The Science
Freezing Fruits
Freezing Vegetables

Jams, Jellies and Preserves

Making Jellies

Know the Risks of Home Preservation


Meat Preservation

Leathers and Jerkies
Smoking Poultry Meat


Making Pickled Peppers
Making Pickles

Processing and More

Food Preservation Without Sugar or Salt
Herbs: Using and Preserving

Understanding and Making

Understanding and Making Kimchi
Understanding and Making Kombucha
Understanding and Making Sauerkraut