Food Preservation

Picture of cabinet of preserved goods

Specialty Foods >> Food Preservation [ Units 41-44 ]

This unit is for member’s ages 8-18. In this project, you will learn how to freeze and dry foods, can foods, make jams, jellies, pickles and relishes and advanced food preservation. Food preservation is a fun way to reap the benefits of a bountiful garden and learn the art of preserving foods. If you are new to food preservation, you will probably want to start with the first unit and proceed forward. If you and your family are only interested or have equipment for only one phase of food preservation, you may want to pick and choose among the units. You may choose projects from one unit as often as you wish before proceeding to advanced food preservation. Members will accomplish the following learning experiences:

  • Learn to preserve foods by canning, freezing and drying
  • Use preserved food in meal planning and preparation


For specific information about each Unit, download the Food Preservation Project Information Sheet.  All of the e-record books can be found on the Colorado 4-H website or you can find them at the link to the e-record books.