Food Preserving and Preserving your Harvest with UNH Cooperative Extension
Learn from Ann Hamilton, Food Safety Specialist with UNH Cooperative Extension how to safely and efficiently preserve your harvest! The advantages of preserving food at home include supporting local agriculture, taking advantage of the abundance of high-quality produce, preserving food within hours of picking, and having control over the ingredients that go into a jar of canned food. The trade-off for these advantages is the time and effort to preserve food at home and the cost of equipment and utilities. Your time and effort will be rewarded in the middle of winter when you make a soup with tomatoes that you canned yourself!
Ann Hamilton is a Food Safety Field Specialist with the Food & Agriculture team. She teaches ServSafe® and introductory food safety classes for managers and staff of food service establishments including schools. She also works with consumers through workshops and written media on a variety of food safety topics, in particular home food preservation. Ann has worked for UNH Cooperative Extension since 1988 and has a background in working with all Family & Consumer Science disciplines.