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

Monthly Demonstrations

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. 

January 18
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
April 19
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
July 19
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
  April 8
   
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

 

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Download a printable copy of our 2017 Demonstration Schedule (PDF).

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