The University of California Master Food Preserver Program invites adults interested in helping others learn about safe home food preservation to apply for certification as a UC Master Food Preserver volunteer of Inyo Mono County. The 2023 new volunteer training program is now open for applications at http://ucanr.edu/2023ucmfp. Prior food preservation experience is not required.
UC Master Food Preserver volunteers learn research-based food preservation techniques and then share that knowledge with their local community at online and in-person public demonstrations and guest speaker presentations, through social media, and at information booths at farmers markets, county events and the California State Fair.
Attend the online informational meeting to learn more about the volunteer requirements as well as the selection and training process. Each session lasts one hour and a recorded version will be available. Attendance or viewing of the information meeting is a mandatory pre-requisite to apply.
Friday, November 18, 2022: 12:00 Noon—1:00 pm
Please rsvp online to attend either training information meeting or to receive a link to the meeting recording at http://ucanr.edu/2023-mfp-training-mtg.
The 2023 UC Master Food Preserver program training classes will be on 10 Fridays from 2 pm – 4 pm on the following dates: Jan 21, Feb 3, 10, 24; Mar 10, 24; Apr 14, 28; May 5, 19. Hands-on lab class schedule to be announced.
The UC Master Food Preserver training program consists of over 40 hours of intensive training and costs $180. This price covers three training manuals, class materials, and all lab expenses.
Applications for the 2023 training classes are due by the end of Sunday, December 4, 2022. A background check including fingerprinting is required upon acceptance.