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UCCE Master Food Preserver November Classes

November Food Preservation Classes

Presented by UCCE Master Food Preservers

Canning season continues into the fall and holidays! Join the UCCE Master Food Preservers at any of the classes listed below to learn new skills and get ideas for gifts and holiday favorites. Unless otherwise noted, all classes are free and no reservations are required.

Amador/Calaveras County

Holiday Favorites (from the kitchen)
Saturday, November 8, 10-Noon

UCCE Master Food Preservers will share their holiday gift specialties, including a colorful and delicious habanero jelly (a great hostess gift), dehydrated spaghetti sauce in a jar (perfect for the college student or camper), seasoned salts and spicy mustards for all of your foodie friends, and much more. The presenters will share ideas for packaging and presenting gifts from the kitchen.

Location: Calaveras County Senior Center, 956 Mountain Ranch Road, San Andreas
For more information: 209-223-6857 * acmfp@ucdavis.edu * http://ucanr.edu/mfpcs

Sacramento County

The Pressure’s On! Basic Introduction to Safe Pressure Canning
Saturday, November 8, 10-Noon

Preserving the Fall Harvest – Cranberries, Persimmons, Pomegranates, & Pumpkins
Wednesday, November 19, 6:30-8:30 pm, $5

Location for both classes: 4145 Branch Center Road, Sacramento
For more information: 916-875-6913 * cesacramento@ucdavis.edu * http://ucanr.edu/mfpsac

PDF 11/4/14
UCCE Master Food Preserver October Classes

October Food Preservation Classes
Presented by UCCE Master Food Preservers

Join the UCCE Master Food Preservers at any of the many classes listed below. Unless otherwise noted, all classes are free and no reservations are required.

Amador/Calaveras County
Apples 4 Ways
Saturday, October 4, 10-Noon
Location: Amador County GSA Building, 12200-B Airport Road, Jackson
http://ucanr.edu/mfpcs

Sacramento County
Step-by-Step, Basic Introduction to Safe Water Bath Canning Techniques
Saturday, October 11, 10-Noon
Holiday Gifts – Safe and Creative Preserved Food Gifts
Wednesday, October 15, 6:30-8:30 pm, $5
Location: 4145 Branch Center Road, Sacramento
http://ucanr.edu/mfpsac

El Dorado County
Apples, Pears & More
Saturday, October 4, 10-Noon
Peppers and Spices
Saturday, October 11, 10-Noon
Olives
Saturday, October 18, 10-Noon
Persimmons, Cranberries and Nuts
Saturday, October 25, 10-Noon
Location: Bethell-Delfino Agriculture Building, 311 Fair Lane, Placerville
http://ucanr.edu/mfpcs

 

PDF 10/3/14
Master Food Preservers of El Dorado County Class Venue Changes

Good Afternoon,

We have been notified by the El Dorado County Fairgrounds that they will be occupied by fire personnel for the nest couple of weeks. Therefore we have relocated the remainder classes for September and all of October to our UC Cooperative Extension (Bethell-Delfino Agriculture) Building at 311 Fair Lane in Placerville. Please download the updated schedule.

If you have questions, please call the MFP hotline at 530-621-5506.

PDF 9/16/14
MFP of El Dorado County - Classes Change of Venue

Good Morning,

Due to the El Dorado County Fairgrounds being occupied by the wonderful firefighters fighting the fire up in the Pollock Pines area, the Master Food Preservers have moved their Dehydrating and Freezing classes for both September 16 and 20.

The new location will be the Bethell-Delfino Agriculture Building at 311 Fair Lane in Placerville.

Please see updated class schedule attached.

PDF 9/15/14
UCCE Master Food Preserver September Classes

September Food Preservation Classes
Presented by UCCE Master Food Preservers

Join the UCCE Master Food Preservers at any of the many classes listed below. Unless otherwise noted, all classes are free and no reservations are required.

Amador/Calaveras County
Preserving Late Summer Fruits
Saturday, September 13, 10-Noon
Location: Calaveras County Senior Center, 956 Mountain Ranch Road, San Andreas
http://ucanr.edu/mfpcs

Sacramento County
Basic Introduction to Safe Dehydration Techniques
Saturday, September 13, 10-Noon
A”peel”ing Apples
Wednesday, September 17, 6:30-8:30 pm, $5
Location: 4145 Branch Center Road, Sacramento
http://ucanr.edu/mfpsac

El Dorado County
Vinegars, Condiments & Chutneys:  Sep 13
Dehydrating & Freezing: Tuesday, Sept 16 & Saturday, Sep 20
Conserves, Butters & Marmalade: Tuesday Sep 23 & Saturday, Sept 27
Apples, Pears & More: Tuesday, Sep 30
Location: 10-Noon, El Dorado County Fairgrounds
http://ucanr.edu/mfpcs

PDF 9/12/14
Master Food Preservers' August Classes

Well it's already August. Can you believe that? Please download the Master Food Preservers' August Class flyer to see all the wonderful classes available.

Classes listed:

  • Amador/Calaveras
  • Sacramento
  • El Dorado
PDF 8/6/14
UCCE Master Food Preserver Regional Class Flyer

Inside this email: 

UCCE Master Food Preserver Central Sierra July 2014 regional class flyer.

Please download for a listing of classes in our area.

PDF 7/10/14
UCCE Central Sierra June Food Preservation Classes

 

Summer canning season is here!

The UCCE Master Food Preservers of Central Sierra in El Dorado, Amador and Calaveras Counties are leading two classes in June to teach how to safely preserve food using techniques recommended by the National Center for Home Food Preservation and the USDA.

Both classes are free and no reservations are required.  

Canning Early Summer Fruits
Saturday, June 14, 10-Noon
Amador County GSA Building, 12200-B Airport Road, Jackson

Before you pick berries, apricots, plums, nectarines and peaches in the early summer months, learn how to preserve them so you can enjoy these fruits all year.

Seguridad y Conservacion Alimentaria en Español
Saturday, June 28, 10-Noon
El Dorado County Fairgrounds Board Room, 100 Placerville Drive, Placerville

Venga y aprenda los fundamentos de la seguridad alimentaria y la conservación con instructores certificados de UC Extensión. Aprenda métodos aprobados para la preparación y conservas de una variedad de alimentos como el tomate, salsa de espagueti y mucho más. No se requiere inscripción previa. Clase gratis.

Food Safety and Preservation in Spanish
Economy and a desire to eat wholesome food has popularized home canning. Come and learn the fundamentals of food safety and preservation from UC Extension certified instructors. Learn approved methods for preparing and canning a variety of food such as tomatoes, spaghetti sauce and much more. No pre-registration required. Free class.

For more information, contact the UCCE Central Sierra office: 530-621-5528 or http://ucanr

PDF 6/11/14
Event News from the UCCE Master Food Preservers of Amador & Calaveras counties

Tangy and Sweet Accompaniments
Presented by the UCCE Master Food Preservers of Amador and Calaveras Counties

Saturday, May 10, 10-Noon

Class location:  Calaveras County Senior Center, 956 Mountain Ranch Road, San Andreas
No reservations required; free class.

Lemons, Vinegars and Sauces!  See how to preserve lemons to make an essential ingredient for delicious Middle Eastern foods.  Learn how apple juice becomes apple cider vinegar and watch as Master Food Preservers prepare a delicious plum sauce.

Presented by the UCCE Master Food Preservers of Amador/Calaveras Counties whose mission is to educate the public about safe home food preservation. For more information, call 209-223-6857, email us at acmfp@ucdavis.edu or visit our website at http://ucanr.edu/mfpcs.

If you wish to be removed from the Master Food Preserver email list, please reply with the response “Remove me”.

Sue Mosbacher
Master Gardeners and Master Food Preservers
UCCE Program Representative, El Dorado & Amador County
530.621.5543
smosbacher@ucdavis.edu
http://cecentralsierra.ucanr.edu 

PDF 5/6/14
UCCE MFP Preserving Times eNewsletter – January 2014

In the January 2014 issue of the Master Food Preservers' eNewsletter, Preserving Times:

  • Core Canning Techniques Class: January 11
  • What Can Cause a False Seal?
  • Frozen Disaster
  • Reusing Canning Lids
  • Share Your Canning Skills—Become a UCCE Master Food Preserver!
  • Workshop: Judging Preserved Foods at County Fairs
  • Canning on a Smooth Cooktop
  • The Curious Canner
  • Upcoming Master Food Preserver Classes & Events
  • Storing Rings and Lids
  • Free Pressure Canner Testing
PDF 1/10/14
MFP Preserving Times eNewsletter – September 2013

In the September issue of the Master Food Preservers' eNewsletter, Preserving Times:

  • Faux Pineapple-Zucchini
  • The Curious Canner
  • Grandpa’s Cinnamon Apple Rings
  • The Magic Number
  • Extend Shelf Life of Dried Goods Using Oxygen Absorbers
  • Christmas in July Surprises
  • Crystals in Home Canned Grape Juice
  • Upcoming Master Food Preserver Classes & Events
  • Online Cherry Survey
  • Free Pressure Canner Testing
  • Master Food Preserver Services
PDF 9/5/13
MFP Preserving Times eNewsletter – July/August 2013

In the July/August issue of the Master Food Preservers' eNewsletter, Preserving Times:

  • How Much Sugar?
  • The Curious Canner
  • Christmas in July
  • Canning Salt vs. Table Salt vs. Kosher Salt
  • Candied Citrus Peel
  • Canning Using the Right Equipment and Process
  • Tips & Tricks
  • MFP Classes
  • Oregon Botulism Anniversary
  • Pressure Canner Gauge Testing
  • MFP Info
PDF 7/22/13
MFP Preserving Times eNewsletter – May 2013

In the May issue of the Master Food Preservers' eNewsletter, Preserving Times:

  • Practically Perfect Pickles
  • The Curious Canner
  • County Fair Countdown!
  • Trying a New Recipe: Preserved Lemons
  • Cottage Food Law Education Session & Dinner
  • Pumpkin Pancakes
  • Honey, I hardly know you!
  • MFP Classes
  • Microwave Myth
  • Pressure Canner Gauge Testing
  • MFP Info
PDF 5/3/13
Master Food Preserver Freezing & Dehydrating Class

Looking for an educational food activity in the Central Sierra foothills this weekend?  The Amador/Calaveras Master Food Preservers are leading a free Freezing & Dehydrating class on Saturday, March 16, from 10-Noon at the Amador County GSA Building in Jackson.

Learn to make the most of your winter garden, bulk purchases, and leftovers to keep them from spoiling.

There is no charge for the class and reservations are not required.  Join us at 12200-B Airport Road in Jackson. This class will be repeated on April 6 in San Andreas.

For more information about the Master Food Preserver programs in the Central Sierra, visit http://ucanr.edu/mfpcs or call 209-223-6857.

PDF 3/15/13
MFP Preserving Times eNewsletter – February 2013

In the February issue of the Master Food Preservers' eNewsletter, Preserving Times:

  • Soup Season
  • Why Can Soup?
  • Last Call for El Dorado County Master Food Preserver Training
  • The Curious Canner
  • Northern San Joaquin Valley Master Food Preservers!
  • Kale, the Other Chip
  • How to Can App
  • Get Ready for Canning Season!
  • Upcoming Master Food Preserver Classes
  • Food Safety in a Power Outage
  • Free Pressure Canner Gauge Testing
PDF 2/8/13
2013 Amador / Calaveras Counties Master Food Preserver Training Announcement

Do you enjoy home food preservation? Do you like to volunteer? Would you like to learn safe methods of home food preservation? If so...

You are invited to an informational orientation meeting on

  • Date: Monday, November 26, 2012
  • Time: 2 – 3 pm in the
  • Location: Amador County UCCE main conference room, 12200-B Airport Road in Jackson. 

You will learn the requirements for volunteering as a Master Food Preserver and hear details about the interview, selection and training process. Master Food Preserver applicants are open to anyone in Amador or Calaveras counties. A background check including fingerprinting is required to become a Master Food Preserver. You will be given an application at the orientation meeting.  Applications are due by 4:00 pm, November 30, 2012.

PDF 11/16/12
MFP Preserving Times eNewsletter - November 2012

In the November issue of the Master Food Preservers' eNewsletter, Preserving Times:

  • Canning with Half Gallon Jars
  • Curious Canner
  • More Pumpkin Ideas
  • Fruit of the Month: Cranberries
  • Green Tomato Pie Filling (Mincemeat)
  • Class Question Follow-up: Botulism
  • Easy Homemade Fruit Vinegars
  • Nov MFP Classes
  • Become a MFP?
  • MFP Facebook
  • MFP Info
  • MG Classes
PDF 11/2/12
MFP Preserving Times eNewsletter - October 2012

In the October issue of the Master Food Preservers' eNewsletter, Preserving Times:

  • More than Jack-O-Lanterns
  • The Curious Canner
  • Myth vs Fact
  • Vegetable of the Month from the CDC
  • Prepare Safe Homemade Gifts
  • Inversion Method not Recommended by UCCE or USDA
  • HACCP Class Offered by UC Davis Extension
  • Storing Herbs and Vegetables In Oil
  • Pumpkin Recipes
  • Zucchini, Zucchini, and Even More Zucchini
  • October Master Food Preserver Classes
  • Interested in Becoming a Master Food Preserver?
  • Master Food Preservers on Facebook
  • Free Pressure Canner Testing
  • October MG Classes/Events
PDF 10/12/12
MFP Preserving Times eNewsletter – September 2012

In the September issue of the Master Food Preservers' eNewsletter, Preserving Times:

  • Seriously Drowning in Cherry Tomatoes
  • The Curious Canner
  • Master Food Preservers are on Facebook!
  • Too Hot to Preserve?
  • Tomatoes & Potatoes Infected with Late Blight—Are They Safe for Canning?
  • The Nutritional Value of Canned Food
  • Spoiled Pickled Asparagus?  Maybe Not!
  • Dehydrated Zucchini
  • Fun with Food
  • Low Sugar Recipes
  • September Master Food Preserver Classes
  • Interested in Becoming a Master Food Preserver?
  • Master Gardener Fall Plant Sale Coupon
  • Free Pressure Canner Testing
  • September Master Gardener Classes

 

PDF 8/31/12
Upcoming Master Food Preserver Classes in Amador & El Dorado Counties

Is your kitchen starting to fill up with fruits and vegetables from your garden and those of your generous friends and relatives?  Come to one of the upcoming free home food preservation classes presented by the UCCE Master Food Preservers in Amador and El Dorado counties and learn how to transform the food from perishable to preserved.

Jackson:

  • Jams & Jellies, Saturday, August 18, 9-11 am
    Amador County GSA Building, 12200-B Airport Road

Placerville:

  • Preserving with Low Sugar, Saturday, August 18, 10am-Noon
    UCCE office, 311 Fair Lane
  • Cheese Making, Saturday, August 25, 10am - Noon
    UCCE office, 311 Fair Lane

Garden Valley: 

 

  • Dehydrating & Freezing, Tuesday, August 21, 10am – Noon
    Marshall Grange, 4940 Marshall
  • Preserving with Low Sugar, Tuesday, August 28, 10am – Noon
    Marshall Grange, 4940 Marshall Road

The classes are free and no reservations are needed.  For more information, please call the Central Sierra office at 530-621-5502 or visit http://cecentralsierra.ucanr.edu/Master_Food_Preservers/Classes/.

PPTX 8/16/12
MFP Preserving Times eNewsletter - August 2012

In this August  issue of the Master Food Preservers' eNewsletter, Preserving Times: Cool, Dark Places, The Curious Canner, Private BBQ Botulism, Common Food Safety Myths, Reusable Shopping Bags, Canning Quick Breads, Free Pressure Canner Testing, Polka Dot Asparagus, How Much is a Cup?, Become a MFP, August MFP Classes, August MG Classes.

PDF 8/2/12
MFP Preserving Times Newsletter - July 2012

In this July issue of the Master Food Preservers' eNewsletter, Preserving Times:  Wisely Using Canning Recipes, El Dorado County Public Class location updates, MFP at the Amador County Fair, Cooking with Fresh Herbs, The Curious Canner, Jams & Jellies: Not just for spreading, Veggie of the Month: Garlic, Food Myth Buster, El Dorado MFP Classes, Amador/Calaveras MFP Classes, MG July Classes

PDF 7/16/12
UCCE Central Sierra Master Food Preserver Classes - July 7

Interested in attending a free Master Food Preserver class tomorrow morning, July 7?

As mentioned in our June MFP eNewswletter, you have two options in the UCCE Central Sierra counties of El Dorado, Amador, Calaveras and Tuolumne.

If you’re in the southern half of the region, come to the Calaveras Senior Center at 956 Mountain Ranch Road in San Andreas.  This is the first class for the new Amador/Calaveras County Master Food Preservers, starting at 10 am.  The topic is Jams & Jellies.

If you’re farther north, come to the El Dorado County UCCE office at 311 Fair Lane in Placerville.  The first class of the season for this group of veteran Master Food Preservers also starts at 10 am.  The topic in Placerville is Food Safety and Basic Water Bath Canning.

Both classes are free.  No reservations are required; just show up early for a good seat!

For more information, go to http://cecentralsierra.ucanr.edu/Master_Food_Preservers/Classes/.

PDF 7/6/12
MFP Preserving Times - June 2012

In this June issue of the Master Food Preservers' eNewsletter, Preserving Times:  MFP Expand South in UCCE Central Sierra, The Grapest Show on Earth, E.Coli Happens, The Curious Canner, Veggie of the Month: Okra, Salmonella Infantis and Dry Dog Food, Why Add Acid to Canned Tomatoes, El Dorado MFP Classes, Amador/Calaveras MFP Classes, MG June Classes

PDF 6/7/12
MFP Preserving Times - May 2012

In this issue of the Master Food Preservers' eNewsletter, Preserving Times: Make it Safe, County Fairs, Glossary of Canning Terms from Ball, The Curious Canner, Fruit of the Month: Lime, Pantry Pests, Master Gardener Classes, 2012 MFP Classes for May and June

PDF 5/11/12
MFP Preserving Times - April 2012

In this issue of the Master Food Preservers' eNewsletter, Preserving Times: Pepper Planning, The Curious Canner, Using Homemade Cranberry Sauce After Thanksgiving, Clostridium Perfringens Foodborne Outbreaks Often Large:  CDC, CDC’s Fruit of the Month:  Asian Pear, Getting Ready for Canning Season, Master Gardener Classes & Events:  April and May, 2012 MFP Classes!

PDF 4/2/12
MFP Preserving Times Newsletter - February/March 2012

In this issue of the Master Food Preservers' eNewsletter, Preserving Times:  Disguising Leftovers, New MFP Publication:  Contents Under Pressure, The Curious Canner, Fruit of the Month: Star Fruit, The Science Behind Salad Safety, MG Classes, MFP Winter Services, Holiday Closures for UCCE Offices

PDF 2/4/12
MFP Preserving Times eNewsletter - January 2012

In this issue:

The new Super Tracker from choosemyplate.gov; Delicious Soup from the Freezer; Power Outage and Freezer Safety; 4-Day Throw Away App; Instant Read Thermometers; Podcast Egg Products;CDC's Veggie of the Month: Tubers, including a yummy recipe; and more...

PDF 1/4/12
MFP Preserving Times enewsletter - Dec '11

In this issue of the El Dorado County Master Food Preservers eNewsletter:  Healthy Chips for Smart Snacking, Holiday Parties, Freezing Tips, Preserving Pumpkin/Winter Squash, Eggnog Lifts Spirits:  But be Careful of Raw Eggs, Podcast:  Cooking Other Holiday Meats, The Curious Canner, Fruit of the Month, Broiled Meat May Not be Fully Cooked, MFP Winter Services, MG Classes

PDF 12/5/11
MFP Preserving Times eNewsletter-Nov 2011

In this issue of the El Dorado County Master Food Preservers eNewsletter:  Black Licorice: Trick or Treat?; Making Cranberry Mustard; Wild Game Jerky; Veggie of the Month: Greens; Free Pressure Canner Gauge Testing; Hold the Raw Sprouts, Please; The Curious Canner; Master Gardener Classes

PDF 10/28/11
Master Food Preservers' Preserving Times E-Newsletter

In the first issue of the El Dorado County Master Food Preservers eNewsletter:  Appropriate Containers for Canning, Botulism Problems, Pickle Time, Name that Veggie Quiz, Fruit of the Month:  Persimmons, Vacuum Packaging, Free Food Preservation Classes, MFP Program, MFP Services, Master Gardener Classes

PDF 10/10/11
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