UCCE Master Food Preservers of Sacramento County
University of California
UCCE Master Food Preservers of Sacramento County

Become a UCCE Master Food Preserver Volunteer

Why become an Master Food Preserver Volunteer in Sacramento County?

  1. It's a great way to contribute to our community. Every year, we perform thousands of hours of volunteer service to help keep the Sacramento community safe and healthy.
  2. As an Master Food Preserver, you get to meet and work with a group of passionate, Sacramento-area food enthusiasts.
  3. Being a Master Food Preserver is an excellent way to learn and stay up-to-date on the latest preserving methods and issues in food safety.

The Sacramento Training Program

UCCE Master Food Preserver trainees in Sacramento County participate in a thorough 8-week program of instruction in home food preservation. The classes cover the following topics:

  • Food safety
  • Canning with boiling water, steam, and pressure methods
  • Fermenting
  • Pickling
  • Dehydrating fruits and vegetables
  • Freezing foods

The program is rigorous: Classes meet every week for six hours, with hands-on labs to learn the food preservation techniques and outside study in addition to class time. Weekly written tests and a final examination prepare the trainees to begin their first year.

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Upcoming Master Food Preserver Training

Interested in becoming a UCCE Master Food Preserver volunteer in Sacramento County? Enter your contact information on our Master Food Preserver Training Interest form and we will contact you about our next training.

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