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  • Canning in winter can be a blast

    Published on December 1, 2021
    The slower pace of the winter season might be just what is needed to do a new canning project, especially when fresh ingredients are not always required.

  • Tomatoes: Canning safely at home

    Published on August 6, 2018
    Safely can tomatoes at home to savor all winter.

  • Reducing food waste at home

    Published on January 17, 2017
    Living more sustainably in the New Year can be simple.

  • Acidifying your home canned tomatoes

    Published on September 5, 2014
    The question still remains: Do you need to add lemon juice to your home canned tomatoes?

  • Safely preserve your produce at home

    Published on August 4, 2021
    There are many resources available to assist home food preservers in preserving a safe product.

  • Jan 17

    Winter Food Safety Q&A 2022

    January 17, 2022 – March 28, 2022 Zoom Webinar

    Join MSU Extension food safety educators as they dive into food safety topics each week and answer your questions.

  • Ensuring Safe and Secure Food in Montmorency County

    Published on April 11, 2019
    MSU Extension efforts in ensuring safe and secure food lead to a healthy population, which in turn helps keep health care costs in check and our communities viable.

  • Preserving zucchini

    Published on July 5, 2018
    Freezing is the best option for safely preserving zucchini.

  • Getting ready for canning season

    Published on May 2, 2017
    Many consumers prefer to preserve food from local farmers markets and gardens. Now is a good time to start an inventory of your home canning equipment.

  • Preserving small game

    Published on September 19, 2014
    Keep your small game harvest at peak quality by preserving it safely.

  • Safe food in the new year

    Published on December 19, 2016
    A resolution that will impact you and your family for the new year.

  • Safely preserving food starts right now

    Published on April 5, 2018
    Start your planning in the spring for a safe and successful canning season.

  • Altering canning recipes

    Published on July 1, 2013
    It is vital to always use tested recipes when canning to make sure that you end up with a safe home canned product.

  • More than agriculture

    Published on December 29, 2016
    Michigan State University Extension has an office in almost every county in the state and provides many health-related programs.

  • Pickled vegetables – to give or to keep!

    Published on June 19, 2013
    Many people find it enjoyable to make home canned products that they can give to friends and family or to save for later in the season. Home food preservation can be fun and enjoyable, just follow the steps to ensure safe products.

  • WorldTAP Policy Brief 8 - Home Gardens for food security

    Policy Brief 8 - Home Gardens for food security

  • Understanding the Michigan Food Law - How to start a business in your home kitchen

    Published on February 19, 2021

    MI Ag Ideas to Grow With 2021 - General Interest Session: Do you have a recipe that your friends and family love? Do you have the time and financial resources to devote to launching your own business? The Michigan Cottage Food Law allows for the production of some types of low-risk foods in a home kitchen for direct-to-consumer sales. Attend this workshop to learn about what types of food items are permitted, labeling requirements and resources for understanding the basics of launching a Cottage Food Business.

  • Homemade salsa is a science, not an art

    Published on July 18, 2014
    Getting creative with homemade salsa could lead to foodborne illness – stick to research based recipes when canning.

  • Ingham County ensuring safe and secure food 2017

    Published on January 24, 2019
    MSU Extension food safety and preservation programs provided to Ingham County participants help to stimulate the local economy by encouraging locally grown and purchased foods.

  • Ensuring safe and secure food

    Published on June 26, 2018
    MSU Extension efforts in ensuring safe and secure food lead to a healthy population, which in turn helps keep health care costs in check and our communities.