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Master Food Preserver Workshops

  • Tuesday, May 21, 2019, 12:00 PM - 12:00 PM

We have all of our Cornell Cooperative Extension Master Food Preserver workshops planned for 2019, so hopefully you can find a date and location that works for you! Taking the workshop is the first step to becoming a certified Master Food Preserver, however many people just take the workshop for their own interest and knowledge.

Taking this training can give you the confidence you need to teach home food preservation classes yourself. This workshop is designed as a train-the-trainer program, so you’ll leave with guidance on how to teach. We have seen a resurgence in interest in home food preservation by groups of people who are interested in local foods, gardening, sustainability, and self-sufficiency, so this is an opportunity for CCE to educate the public in the correct, science-based and research tested methods of home food preservation.

We teach the safest, most updated information available, participants will learn the science of food preservation including food safety; gain hands-on experience with boiling water bath canning, steam canning, pressure canning, jelled products and pickling, plus observe demonstrations on fermentation, freezing and drying foods. This 3 day intensive course includes a food preservation notebook.

For those interested in becoming a certified Master Food Preserver nightly study is suggested for the post-test. A score of 85 is required, as well as experience with all food preservation methods and teaching others, to obtain a Master Food Preserver certificate. No prior experience in food preservation is required.

The class size is limited to 21, so register early.

Do not reply to this email if you want to register. To register please contact the workshop host listed below for the workshop you’d like to attend. The fee is determined by each host, so it may vary. Again, contact the host for that information.

Diane Whitten and Judy Price look forward to teaching another group of students this year, and look forward to all the nice people we meet along the way. We hope you’re one of them!

April 30-May 2 CCE Orleans County, Albion, NY, host Katie Oakes, klo54@cornell.edu

May 14-16 CCE Orange County, Middletown, NY, host Meghan Young, my468@cornell.edu

May 21-23 CCE Schuyler County, Montour Falls, NY, host Lisa Shrout, lr79@cornell.edu

June 11-13 CCE Saratoga County, Ballston Spa, NY, host Diane Whitten, dwhitten@cornell.edu

August 13-15 CCE Niagara County, Lockport, NY, host Amanda Henning, app27@cornell.edu

September 10-12 CCE Chautauqua County, Falconer, NY, host Katelyn Walley-Stoll, kaw249@cornell.edu

September 17-19 CCE Essex County, Willsboro, NY, host Linda Gillilland, llg46@cornell.edu