Master Food Preserver Program

Preserve Today, Relish Tomorrow!

plates of cucumber pickle slices, SPARK Social SF event, fall 2018 - J. Lee & A. Lee
UC Master Food Preservers (MFPs) are dedicated volunteers who are trained to assist the UC Cooperative Extension staff and provide up-to-date, research based food safety and preservation information to the public. 

What do MFP volunteers do?

  • Work in the community as local food preservation specialists.
  • Teach classes on various food preservation topics.
  • Answer food preservation inquiries by email.
  • Staff information booths and present food preservation demonstrations at the county fair and other local events.
  • Provide accuracy testing of home pressure canners for the public, free of charge.
bouquet of pickling dill and So Easy to Preserve cookbook, SPARK Social SF workshop, fall 2018. J. Lee and A. Lee

How can you stay in touch with food preservation activities in the Bay Area?

Want to request a Master Food Preserver to give a workshop or talk to your group?

Master Food Preservers of San Mateo/San Francisco on Facebook

Job Opportunities:

Human-Wildlife Conflict CE Advisor
County Locations: San Francisco County, San Mateo County
Posted on September 13, 2019
Closing on November 1, 2019

County Director - Alameda, Contra Costa, & San Mateo Counties
County Locations: Alameda County, Contra Costa County, San Francisco County, San Mateo County
Posted on August 30, 2019
Closing on October 21, 2019