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Upcoming Events

MFP program overview: spring/summer 2020 

We're always adding new events to our lineup, so check back here regularly, and sign up for our email list to stay up-to-date!


COVID-19 update (as of June 11, 2020): we continue to cancel all public events until further notice. (We leave the original listings below to provide an idea of our normal activities, in case you're interested.) We hope that we will soon have the opportunity to offer some online learning opportunities; please check back here and follow our social media accounts for updates. We apologize for the inconvenience, and we will really miss preserving food with you! Stay healthy!


Hands-on preserving workshops with our partner organizations

New Leaf Community Market, Half Moon Bay
Register in advance online (links below)
Saturday, 3/7/20, 10am-12pm: Fast, fresh refrigerator pickles
Sunday, 3/29/20, 10am-12pm: Sauerkraut fermentation - CANCELLED
Saturday, 4/11/20, 10am-12pm: Dehydration - CANCELLED

The Collective Roots Gardening Program, East Palo Alto
Contact Collective Roots to RSVP (details linked below)

3/7/20, 10am-12pm: Learn how to preserve your seasonal vegetable harvest by pickling!


Library talks and demos

All library events are free and open to the public-- no advance sign-up required! (However, some libraries have optional online registration for planning purposes, so please check their websites.) Visit this page for descriptions of each event.

Atherton library (Saturdays, 2-3pm) 2 Dinkelspiel Station Lane
5/23/20: Food Preservation Basics - CANCELLED
6/6/20: Dehydration - CANCELLED

Belmont library (Sundays, 2-3pm) 1110 Alameda de las Pulgas
4/5/20: Dehydration - CANCELLED
5/31/20: Food Preservation Basics - CANCELLED

Brisbane library (Saturdays, 11:30am-12:30pm) 250 Visitacion Ave.
5/9/20: Food Preservation Basics - CANCELLED
6/20/20: Jams and Jellies - CANCELLED
7/18/20: Dehydration - CANCELLED
8/15/20: Fermentation - CANCELLED

East Palo Alto library (Saturdays, 1-2pm) 2415 University Ave.
4/11/20: Jams and Jellies - CANCELLED
5/16/20: Food Preservation Basics - CANCELLED

Foster City library (Saturdays, 2-3pm) 1000 East Hillsdale Blvd.
5/30/20: Food Preservation Basics - CANCELLED

Half Moon Bay library (Saturdays, 11am-12pm) 620 Correas St.
5/23/20: Food Preservation Basics - CANCELLED

Millbrae library (Saturdays, 2-3pm) 1 Library Ave.
5/16/20: Fermentation - CANCELLED

Pacifica-Sanchez library (Fridays, 3-4pm) 1111 Terra Nova Blvd.
6/12/20: Jams and Jellies - CANCELLED
6/26/20: Food Preservation Basics - CANCELLED
7/10/20: Dehydration - CANCELLED

Portola Valley library (Tuesdays, 1-2pm) 765 Portola Rd.
3/17/20: Food Preservation Basics - CANCELLED
4/28/20: Fermentation - CANCELLED

Woodside library (Saturdays, 1-2pm) 3140 Woodside Rd.
5/2/20: Jams and Jellies - CANCELLED
6/6/20: Fermentation - CANCELLED


Special events

The San Mateo County Fair - CANCELLED
Every year, the Master Food Preservers give a variety of food preservation demonstrations during the County Fair-- a new class every day, from salsa to ice cream! All demos are free with fair entry. 

Questions? email smsfpreservers@ucanr.edu

MFP San Mateo/ San Francisco calendar events by date
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