Master food preserver program offered in Eureka

Do you enjoy preserving food - canning, drying, pickling and freezing? The University of California Cooperative Extension office is offering the master food preserver program. Similar to master gardeners, the master food preservers will be a group of trained, dedicated volunteers who will help educate the public about food safety and home food preservation using approved methods.

Classes meet at the Eureka Northcoast Co-op on Saturdays, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., beginning Saturday, Feb. 2, and going through March 30.

Fee for the training is $150, and includes a book and training manual. Space is limited and the application deadline is Thursday, Jan. 17. Applications and more information is available on the UCCE Humboldt website at http://cehumboldt.ucdavis.edu/Plant_Science/Master_Food_Preserver/

This program is offered by the University of California Cooperative Extension Office with generous support from the Northcoast Co-op Eureka community kitchen, as well as many other businesses in the community. Questions? Call Deborah Giraud, farm advisor at 445-7351.

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