Our demonstrations are held at the:
UC Cooperative Extension office
4145 Branch Center Road in Sacramento
No reservation needed unless indicated below.
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A PDF copy of the 2020 Demonstration Schedule is coming soon.
2019-2020 Demonstration Schedule
Watch our UCCE Master Food Preserver volunteers demonstrate seasonal specialties while explaining the basic food preservation techniques used. NEW for 2020: Make & Take hands-on workshops; limited class size; pre-registration required. All other classes: $5 materials fee; payable at the door and no reservation needed.
6:30 - 8:30 PM
|November 20||Gifts From the Kitchen|
|January 15, 2020||Make & Take: Bring and Learn to Use Your Own Pressure Canner; $20, pre-register online|
|February 19, 2020||Cocktails, Mocktails, and Beverages|
|March 18, 2020||Preserving without a Canner (Dehydrating & Freezing)|
|April 15, 2020||Relishes & Chutneys|
|May 20, 2020||Make & Take: Cheese; $20, pre-register online (coming soon)|
|June 17, 2020||Jams, Jellies, and Lots More|
|July 15, 2020||Make & Take: Simple Jellies; $20, pre-register online (coming soon)|
|August 19, 2020||Cucumber Pickles: All Different Ways|
|September 16, 2020||Make & Take: Sausage; $20, pre-register online (coming soon)|
|October 21, 2020||Side Dishes for your Holiday Dinner|
|November 18, 2020||Make & Take: Gifts From Your Kitchen; $20, pre-register online (coming soon)|
Our FREE Saturday morning 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 reservation needed.
9 AM - 12 NOON
|December 14||Boiling Water & Steam Canning Basics (Equipment)|
|January 11, 2020||Freezing Basics|
|February 8, 2020||Boiling Water & Steam Canning Basics|
|March 14, 2020||Pressure Canning Basics|
|April 4, 2020||Jams & Jellies|
|May 9, 2020||Pickling|
|June 13, 2020||Dehydrating Basics|
|July 11, 2020||Freezing Basics|
|August 8, 2020||Boiling Water & Steam Canning Basics|
|September 12, 2020||Pressure Canning Basics|
|October 10, 2020||Dehydrating Basics|
|November 14, 2020||Boiling Water & Steam Canning Basics|
|December 12, 2020||Pressure Canning Basics|