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

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.