Food Safety and Preservation Blog
A friend gave me a plate of fresh ripe avocados from her tree. I love avocados but I wasn't sure if I could eat them before they started to go bad. So I decided to freeze them for later use! I started by slicing the avocados in half, carefully...
Oh, no! I haven't fed my sourdough starter in months! When I took it out of the refrigerator, this is what I found. Is it still good? Is it safe to use? The answer is YES! There is no mold on it, and it smells...
I was rummaging through our upright freezer and realized I had several bags of frozen apricot halves from last summer. We have been out of jam for a while, and I thought: We need some JAM! We have frozen fruit, so let's do it! And...
Volunteer Recruitment and Open House 2020
Are you passionate about local produce, preserving foods, educating others, and meeting your neighbors? By becoming a UC Master Food Preserver, you will serve as an agent of UC Cooperative Extension office to answer food preservation questions, teach public classes, and participate in other community events. We will be offering a 10-week, 40-hour volunteer certification training beginning March 4, 2020. For those interested in receiving more information about the program, we will be hosting an Open House on January 16, 2020 from 3-6pm at the UCCE Auditorium located at 2156 Sierra Way, San Luis Obispo For more information contact the Program Coordinator, Dayna Ravalin by e-mail or phone: (805) 781-5944.
UC Cooperative Extension is a department within the County of San Luis Obispo. Cooperative Extension is the local link to research, information, and expertise for the University of California. Instead of teaching students in classrooms, Cooperative Extension advisors and staff work directly with people in San Luis Obispo County. Since 1922, when the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors officially established a partnership with Cooperative Extension, we have been part of a nationwide network of educators and scientists who use education to help local people solve problems.