Master Food Preserver

Welcome to the Humboldt & Del Norte Master Food Preserver Program

We teach research-based methods for food preservation & food safety, so come get your preserving on! We are here to teach easy and safe canning, pickling, fermenting, freezing, and dehydrating practices. And, we lead demonstrations and workshops; and participate in farmers markets, community festivals, and other county events.

We offer free 3rd Thursday demonstrations and free Saturday hands-on workshops. See list below for upcoming classes.

We also offer a fee-based Master Food Preserver Certification 50-hour training every February. If interested, please complete our Certification Training Interest Form.

Click here to visit the UC Master Food Preserver website.

3rd Thursday Demonstrations

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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!

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Thu Aug 15 - Salsas and Chutneys

Thu Sep 19 - Pressure Canning

Thu Oct 17 - So Many Apples

Thu Nov 21 - Gifts from the Kitchen

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

Saturday Workshops

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Presently we do not have workshop offerings.

We are offering home food preservation workshops that provide hands-on learning of the different methods of food preservation.

All workshops are from 9:00am-12:00pm and held at the
Humboldt County Agricultural Center
5630 South Broadway
Eureka, CA 95503