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

2019 UCCE Master Food Preserver Training

The 2019 application period has closed. To be notified of the next training class, please complete our Training Interest Form.

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.

  • 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.

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.
  • Complete the fingerprinting process 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.

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