Master Food Preserver

Master Food Preserver

UC MFP Certification Training 2019

UC Master Food Preservers (MFP) are dedicated volunteers trained to provide up-to-date, research based food safety and preservation education for the public.  

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Residents of Humboldt and Del Norte counties who have an interest in contributing to food safety and preservation education may apply to become a MFP; prior experience is helpful but not required.  We seek people with a strong volunteer ethic and a desire to make a long-term commitment to the program. Initial training consists of approximately 50 hours of instruction.

Upon completing all sessions and passing

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a written exam, volunteers will  be certified as agents of the University of California to provide education in food safety and preservation.

Registration fee is $175 and includes training materials and supplies. For further information please contact Dorina Espinoza, MFP Advisor, at 707-445-7351 or dmespinoza@ucanr.edu.

2019 MFP Certification Training Online Application

2019 MFP Certification Training Paper Application

2019 MFP Certification Training Flyer

3rd Thursdays: Master Food Preserver Demonstrations

The Master Food Preserver volunteers are offering home food preservation demonstrations. The classes are designed to teach participants different methods of food preservation to enjoy the bounty all year long. Food tasting will be possible at many demonstrations!

Click to register for:

June 20, 2019 - Jammin' with Pomona Pectin

July 18, 2019 - Dehydrate Fruits and Vegetables

August 15, 2019 - Salsas and Chutneys

All demonstrations are from 5:30-7:30pm and held at the
Humboldt County Agricultural Center
5630 South Broadway
Eureka, CA 95503

MFP volunteers sealing jars of tomatoes.
MFP volunteers sealing jars of tomatoes.

Click here to visit the Statewide UC Master Food Preserver Program.

MFP volunteers canning local tuna.
MFP volunteers canning local tuna.