Needing information about canning or freezing fruits and vegetables?

 Click on the links below to access Food Preservation publications from the University of Kentucky.

 If the information you need is not listed, please call the Russell County Extension Office at 270-866-4477.


Home Canning Basics

Home Canning Vegetables

Home Canning Tomatoes and Tomato Products

Home Canning Salsa

Home Canning Pickled and Fermented Foods

Home Canning Fruit

Home Canning Jams, Jellies, and Other Soft Spreads

Home Canning Meat, Poultry, Wild Game, and Fish

Home Canning Soups and Stews

Home Freezing Basics

Freezing Vegetables

Freezing Fresh Fruits


Dial Gauge Pressure Canner Testing

We check canner gauges for accuracy (the type with a numbered dial gauge with a needle, not the “jiggler” type). 

This service is free of charge.  Just bring your lid by the Russell County Extension Office.