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

2019 UCCE Master Food Preserver Training

Who Can Apply

  • Priority given to Sacramento County residents. 
  • Attend one of our training information meetings to learn about the UCCE Master Food Preserver Program and our volunteer training. Please rsvp online; walk-ins are welcome. 

  • Applicants must be comfortable using a computer and accessing the internet. Quizzes and homework are primarily online; class communication is via email.
  • If you have special needs and/or require assistance, please contact us at sacmfp@ucanr.edu.

How to Apply

What We’ll Do

  • Review applicants. Main criteria for acceptance: 1) prior community service, 2) experience teaching, either by giving presentations, writing, or in one-to-one situations, 3) experience/interest in home food preservation.
  • Conduct interviews on Saturday, January 12, 2019.
  • Request a background check, including fingerprinting.
  • Teach you how to preserve food successfully using scientifically researched home processes.
  • Provide you with plenty of volunteer and continuing education opportunities.

What You’ll Do If Accepted

  • Pay the $200 course fee by Saturday, January 19, 2019.
  • Attend the 9 full-day classes. Only one class may be missed and that class lesson and lab must be made-up at a later date with a mentor.
  • Complete the fingerprinting process by Saturday, January 19, 2019.

After Graduation: Your Annual Participation

  • Attend monthly UCCE Master Food Preserver business meetings.
  • Complete 50 volunteer hours your first year, then 25 volunteer and 12 continuing education hours each year thereafter.
  • Take an annual food safety reappointment test.
  • Have fun teaching our community about research-based home food preservation techniques!

Important Dates

10/11 Training Info Mtg
10/18 Training Info Mtg
11/10 Training Info Mtg
11/15 Training Info Mtg
12/6 Training Info Mtg
12/31 Applications Due
1/12 Interviews
1/19 Payment Due
1/19 Fingerprinting Due
1/19 Class Orientation
2/2 Class (Davis)
2/9 Class
3/2 Class
3/16 Class
3/30 Class
4/6 Class
4/13 Class
5/4 Class Graduation


Class Location
UCCE Sacramento County
4145 Branch Center Road
Sacramento, CA 95827-3823

Class Hours
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Training Fee: $200

Max class size: 16


Preserve today,
relish tomorrow!

Webmaster Email: sacmfp@ucanr.edu