Our demonstrations are held at the UC Cooperative Extension office at 4145 Branch Center Road in Sacramento. (See a map to the UCCE office here.) Come anytime you like - no reservations are necessary.
2017 Demonstration Schedule
Wednesday Themed Demonstrations
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Bring a friend and come see our Master Food Preserver volunteers demonstrate seasonal specialties. There is a $5.00 materials fee for Wednesday classes, payable at the door, and no reservations are necessary.
||Citrus All Year (including Best Food Storage Practices)|
|February 15||To Sweeten or Not to Sweeten: Sugars & Alternatives - CANCELED
|March 15||Around the World in 120 Minutes: Tropical & Ethnic Foods - CANCELED
||More than Fragrant Flora: Preserve your Plants, Focus on Herbs|
|May 17||Set Up to Jam: It All Begins with Berries|
|June 21||Preserving Summer Favorites: Stone Fruits & Grill Sauces|
||Filling the Pickle Jar|
|August 16||Tomatoes All Year, Plain & Teamed with Peppers|
|September 20||Autumn Harvest: Apples, Pears, & More...|
|October 18||Sharing the Bounty: Edible Presents|
|November 15||Wrapping Up the Year: Meats & Soups, Fall Fruits, & Squashes|
Saturday Skills Demonstrations
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Our FREE Saturday skills classes are great for beginners to learn the basics, but are also excellent for veteran preservers to update their knowledge and get questions answered by our experts. No reservations are necessary.
|Step by Step||Basic introduction to safe boiling water and steam canning techniques|
|January 14 - July 8 - October 14
|Freezing Tips||Basic introduction to maximizing your freezer|
|The Pressure Is On||Basic introduction to safe pressure canning techniques|
|May 13 - August 12 - November 11|
|All Dried Up||Basic introduction to safe dehydration techniques|
|June 10 - September 9 - December 9
Download a printable copy of our 2017 Demonstration Schedule (PDF).