UC Master Food Preserver Program
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UC Master Food Preserver Program

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The University of California Master Food Preserver Program extends UC research-based information about home food safety and preservation to the public. The UC Master Food Preserver Program is a public service and outreach program under the University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources administered locally by participating UC Cooperative Extension county offices.

The UC Master Food Preserver Program is an example of an effective partnership between the UC Division and passionate volunteers. In exchange for extensive training on home food preservation from the University, UC Master Food Preservers offer volunteer services and outreach to the general public in 19 California counties. Last year 363 active UC Master Food Preservers donated more than 20,996 volunteer hours! 


"To teach research-based practices of safe home food preservation to the residents of California."
- UC Master Food Preserver Mission Statement

 

Program History

Food preservation has been a critical activity throughout the history of civilization, even pre-dating agriculture. For more than 30 years UC Master Food Preserver volunteers have shared research-based home food preservation information with the public. Learn more >

Find Your Local Program 

Have a food preservation question? Interested in becoming a UC Master Food Preserver? Visit your local UC Master Preserver Program for more details and information. Learn more >


Food Preservation Resources

It is important to practice safe home preservation and processing methods and to stay up-to-date with the most reliable and trusted information about food safety. Visit research-based websites addressing home preservation and processing methods. Learn more >

 

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