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UC Master Food Preserver Program of San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties

Attention Santa Barbara County!

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We are pleased to join the Santa Barbara City Library to bring you a fermentation demonstration as part of their #sustainabilitySBPL series focusing on climate education, environment-focused civic engagement, water conservation, air quality, energy efficiency, reducing waste, and supporting local climate action and resilience plans.

 Learn to preserve food safely and reduce food waste as we through the steps to create these delicious foods on Saturday, March 23 at noon at Central Library Faulkner Gallery. Explore the world of fermentation and have your food preservation questions answered by us!

Register here!

Saturday, March 23, 2024

12:00pm - 2:00pm


Faulkner Gallery

40 E. Anapamu St.

Santa Barbara, CA 93101

About the UC Master Food Preserver Program

Preserve Today, Relish Tomorrow!

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UC Master Food Preserver Program volunteers are trained volunteers who extend UC research-based information about home food safety and preservation to the public. 

What do we do?

  • Provide hands-on learning workshops for community youth through events with our libraries and Boys and Girls club;
  • Teach adult classes on various food preservation topics;
  • Answer food preservation inquiries via our helpline;
  • Provide testing of home pressure canners for the public, free of charge.
  • Partner with UC CalFresh and local food banks to provide resources and information on safe food handling and preservation to all members of the community

Learn more About Us

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Stay connected with us for program updates, upcoming events, food preservation recipes, and food safe techniques. 

Master Food Preserver Helpline

Ask your preserving questions today!

Do you have canning, preserving or food safety questions? Want more information about becoming a UC Master Food Preserver? Need information about an upcoming class? 

Call or email us and one of our UC Master Food Preserver volunteers will respond to your question within 2-3 business days.

805-781-1429 or  slomfp@ucanr.edu

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