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


Why become a Master Food Preserver Volunteer in Yolo County

  1. It's a great way to contribute to our community. Every year, we will perform thousands of hours of volunteer service to help keep the Yolo community safe and healthy.
  2. As a Master Food Preserver, you get to meet and work with a group of passionate, Yolo-area food enthusiasts.
  3. Being a Master Food Preserver is an excellent way to learn and stay up-to-date on the latest preserving methods and issues in food safety.

The Yolo Training Program

Master Food Preserver trainees in Yolo County participate in a thorough program of instruction in home food preservation. The classes cover the following topics:

  • Food safety
  • Canning with boiling water, steam, and pressure methods
  • Fermenting
  • Pickling
  • Dehydrating fruits and vegetables
  • Freezing foods

The program is rigorous: There are six classes with hands-on labs to learn the food preservation techniques, and outside study in addition to class time. Weekly written tests and a final examination prepare the trainees to begin their first year.


Upcoming Master Food Preserver Training

Interested in becoming a UCCE Master Food Preserver volunteer in Yolo County? Enter your contact information on our Master Food Preserver Training Interest form and we will contact you about our next training.

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