Boiling Water Preservation


Master Food Preserver Workshops

  • Tuesday, May 21, 2019, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Wednesday, May 22, 2019, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Thursday, May 23, 2019, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Schuyler County Announces Three-Day Master Food Preserver Workshop

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Schuyler County is offering a 3-day Master Food Preserver training May 21 through May 23 from 8:30AM to 4:30PM at Hidden Valley Group Camp in Watkins Glen, NY.No prior experience in food preservation is required to attend the training.

The Master Food Preserver training is for you if you would like to go beyond the basics of home food preservation either for your own home use, or to learn how to safely preserve food to sell to others. The training will include instruction on guidance for safe and updated information available on the science of food preservation including food safety. During this training participants will also gain hands-on experience with boiling water canning, steam canning, pressure canning, jelled products and pickling along with the opportunity to observe demonstrations on freezing and drying foods.

This three-day interactive course includes a food preservation handbook and work may need to be done in the evening of the course for the post-test of which a score of 85 is required.After completion of the course, fifty hours of experience with all food preservation methods as well as teaching others, is necessary to obtain a Master Food Preserver certificate.

We are offering an early bird special at a rate of $275 if you register and are paid in full by Tuesday, April 30.Our class fee after April 30 is offered at the full rate of $325. The Master Food Preserver training is a hands on workshop with practice time built in to the training which limits our class size to 21; register early to make sure you reserve your spot.

To register for or to learn more about the event, please visit For more information, please call Cornell Cooperative Extension Schuyler County at (607) 535-7161, and ask to speak with Lisa Shrout. Our local office is located in the Human Services Complex in Montour Falls, NY or check out the website at


$275 before 4/30, $325 after 4/30

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Hidden Valley Group Camp
2860 Camp Road
Watkins Glen, New York 14891

Last updated April 26, 2019