This article is from the Food Preserving FAQ, by Eric Decker firstname.lastname@example.org with numerous contributions by others.
Most of the food preservation sources are in the back of this FAQ, but the
Ball Blue Book (BBB) is the great canning classic of all time (unless you
have the Kerr Canning Guide). First time canners are *well* advised to pick
up a copy. Places where you can order or find the BBB are: order form on
the lid box in a fresh case of Ball canning jars; sometimes the hardware
store or the Walmart where you picked up the case of jars will also have a
copy for sale nearby. I got mine in a used bookstore (check the copyright
date, you want one less than ten years old). New info from
email@example.com; can order the BBB by phone, the number is
1-800-859-2255. From the Great Pump- kin; a reliable address for ordering
the BBB is: Direct Marketing, CB/ All- trista Corporation/ P.O. Box 2005/
Muncie IN 47307-0005. The USDA Canning Guide is online. Check under
Internet Sources (part 6) for the exact addresses.