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Canning Guide

USDA Complete Guide to Home Canning, 2009 revision

Adobe Reader 10 (or a higher version) is needed for proper viewing and printing of the USDA canning guide files.

You can download the free Adobe Reader from .  We still recommend selecting ‘print preview’ before printing a guide to make sure that it will print properly on your computer system.  All 8 links below make up the electronic version of the USDA canning guide; the book was split into the 8 files for easier downloading.

The December 2009 Complete Guide to Home Canning is also being sold in print form by Purdue Extension: The Education Store.  All inquiries about purchases will be handled by them.  The online store is located at

Guide 01: Principles of Home Canning
Guide 02: Selecting, Preparing, and Canning Fruit and Fruit Products
Guide 03: Selecting, Preparing, and Canning Tomatoes and Tomato Products
Guide 04: Selecting, Preparing, and Canning Vegetables and Vegetable Products
Guide 05: Preparing and Canning Poultry, Red Meats, and Seafood
Guide 06: Preparing and Canning Fermented Food and Pickled Vegetables
Guide 07: Preparing and Canning Jams and Jellies