Central Sierra
University of California
Central Sierra


Our classes teach our community safe and healthy food preservation practices and are always up-to-date. The schedule is full of great classes such as:

  • Basic Water Bath Canning
  • Tomatoes, Basic & Fancy
  • Dehydrating & Freezing
  • Meat Preserving
  • Jams & Jellies
  • Pickles & Sauerkraut
  • Cheese Making
  • and more!

UCCE Master Food Preserver Volunteers Teach Safe Home Food Preservation

Vacuum Sealing for Food Storage

Amador/Calaveras County Classes

Now in the Jackson and San Andreas areas, free food preservation classes!  Classes offered monthly throughout the year, alternating between Jackson and San Andreas. Download the 2016 Class Schedule (updated 1/6/2016).

Download the Holiday Gifts from the Kitchen Class Handouts to make your own recipe cards for gift bags/baskets to give ideas of how to use preserved foods in meals.

Holiday Gifts from the Kitchen Recipes
Holiday Gifts from the Kitchen Meal Ideas Recipes

In addition to class specific recipes, we provide one or more of the handouts below at our classes that match our preservation topic.

Core Canning Techniques
Dehydrating Basics
Freezing Basics

El Dorado County Classes

FREE food preservation classes! 

Classes and events are offered throughout the year. This year we are proud to present many classes in collaboration with Master Gardeners. Classes are in various locations in Placerville and Cameron Park.

Download the 2016 Class Schedule

Event Name
Webmaster Email: cecentralsierra@ucdavis.edu