What does a Master Food Preserver Do?
Our program volunteers serve San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties
Food preservation has been a critical activity throughout history. For more than 100 years, the University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) has worked with communities across the state to address economic, agricultural, natural resource, youth development, and nutrition issues. For more than 30 years, UCCE Master Food Preserver volunteers have shared research-based home food preservation information with the public. The first UCCE Master Preserver Program started in 1982 and programs are now thriving in 16 counties throughout California, including here in San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara County.