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Master Food Preserver Program

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UC Cooperative Extension is pleased to offer the Master Food Preserver (MFP) Program to LA County residents.  The revival of the program is the result of a renewed interest in home food preservation.  It is ideal for individuals who have a strong interest in becoming trained in canning, pressure canning, freezing, drying and fermenting.

The training consists of a 12-week session led by UC-certified Master Food Preservers. 

Once trained, MFPs will pass on the knowledge onto the general public and commit to completing 30 volunteer hours and 15 continuing education hours every year.

Due to the popularity of the Master Food Preserver Program statewide, materials are being developed to ensure consistency of the program throughout California. As such, we have decided to delay our certification course to Fall 2014 in order to align our program with any new guidelines that are being developed. Details will be posted as they become available. Please check back frequently.

Are you interested in taking a one-time class to learn the basics of home food preservation? If so, our Master Food Preserver volunteers offer classes on a variety of topics for the general public. To find out more about our food preservation classes, visit our Google calendar, like us on Facebook or follow our blog. The cost and location of classes will vary.

Do have a food preservation question? If so, please contact our Master Food Preserver Helpline.

Want more information?:
National Center for Home Food Preservation, USDA's Food Storage and Preservation Information, UC Home Food Preservation and Storage Publications and UC Food Safety.

Webmaster Email: deekim@ucdavis.edu