Central Sierra
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Central Sierra


2016 Fair Judging Workshops


Thursday January 28, 2016 (Full) or
Saturday January 30, 2016 (Full) in Placerville, CA

Due to popular demand we added a third class: February 6, 2016 

Click here to download the flier for more information

Click here to register!

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

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

2016 Pressure Canning Workshop

Does the thought of using a pressure canner scare you?

It shouldn’t!

In this hands-on workshop, learn how a pressure canner works and the multiple safety features on modern canners. Science dictates why you must pressure can some foods. Learn why, which foods and how to safely process them. One of the items you can will be entered into the El Dorado County Fair!

When: Saturday, February 27, 9am-4pm
Class fee: $60    Max class size: 12
Location: El Dorado County Fairgrounds

Click here to download the flier for more information.

Click here to register!

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).

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

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