The University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) invites adults interested in helping others learn about safe home food preservation to apply to train as a Master Food Preserver (MFP) volunteer.
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UCCE Master Food Preserver volunteers learn research-based information and then share that knowledge with local communities through public classes, community events and newsletters.
Master Food Perservers is a volunteer organization dedicated to teaching the art and science of home food preservation to the community. The volunteers recommend and teach the food preservation procedures of the University of California Cooperative Extension, Davis.
If you are interested in applying to become a certified Master Food Preserver, download an application from the Website at ucanr.edu/be_mfp or stop by the county extension office at 311 Fair Lane in Placerville to get a form.
The cost is $85 for the 12 weeks, 50 hours training course on food preservation. There are both Tuesday and a Saturday morning training classes. Classes start March 1 and end on May 17. Feb. 15 is the last day to apply.
For more information call the UCCE office at 530-621-5502.