The Food Preservation Network, in partnership with the Department of Health and Family Support (MDHFS), is exploring ways to develop community-infrastructure that supports residents’ efforts to preserve locally grown foods. This effort is part of Homegrown Minneapolis, an initiative to increase the production, distribution, and processing of locally grown foods.

Your responses to the questions below will help the Network to develop a pilot food preservation project that will be implemented this September and October. This survey is completely voluntary and anonymous.

1. What is your current level of experience with the following food preservation methods?

  Never tried Helped family as a child, but not as an adult Tried once Do 1-2 times per year Do more than 2 times per year
Canning jams
Canning fruits
Canning pickles
Canning tomatoes, salsa
Canning vegetables, soups
Canning meat

2. Are you interested in doing more food preservation?