Factors to consider when determining which method of food preservation is best for YOU include:

1. Are there safe preservation guidelines/tested recipes available for the type of food you want to preserve and for the elevation at which you live?

2. Do you have the necessary equipment for the preservation method?

3. How will you store the finished product?

4. How much will it cost to preserve the food and will you and/or your family like and use the finished product?