Master Food Preserver Training for Home Food Preservation

  • Tuesday, May 1, 2018, 8:30 AM - Thursday, May 3@ 4:30 PM

CCE Ulster County offers 3-day Master Food Preserver Training for Home Food Preservation

Across the state, Cornell Cooperative Extension is known as the best source of research-based home food preservation information. Join CCE Ulster County for a Master Food Preserver training at the Old Dutch Church, 272 Wall Street in Kingston Tuesday, May 1 through Thursday, May 3, from 8:30am to 4:30pm.

Note: This training teaches home food preservation (not commercial food preservation).

The Master Food Preserver Training is open to the general public and targeted at those who want to enhance their food preservation skills. It is also designed to be a train-the-trainer program for CCE educators and volunteers who would like to be able to offer food preservation classes in their county.

This training teaches the scientific basis of home food preservation and provides hands-on experience with boiling water and pressure canning, making jams and jellies, and pickling. It also includes demonstrations of freezing, drying and fermentation, as well as a discussion of other methods of preservation. Knowledge shared on preserving food helps to protect the health of residents by teaching safe preservation, and encourages support of local agriculture.

Certificates of participation are distributed to those who complete all requirements of the course, the first step toward becoming a certified CCE Master Food Preserver.

The cost for the full 3-day workshop, which includes lunch, is $395.00, which is non-refundable. Pre-registration is required by April 24.

For registration visit ulster.cce.cornell.edu/events/2018/05/01/3-day-master-food-preserver-training

For more information please contact Janie Greenwald 845-340-3990 ext. 326 or jhg238@cornell.edu

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Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County provides equal program and employment opportunities. Please contact our office at 845-340-3990 if you have any special needs.


Jessica Canale
Family and Consumer Education Team Leader
(845) 677-8223, ext. 137