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Giving Tuesday is December 3!

#GivingTuesday is a global giving movement that has been built by individuals, families, organizations, businesses and communities in countries around the world. Millions of people have come together to support and champion the causes they believe in and the communities in which they live.

Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday.

Join us on Tuesday, December 3 for #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals to celebrate generosity worldwide. #GivingTuesday is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) Kick off the holiday season with us!

Donate to the SMSF Master Food Preserver program here: https://ucanr.edu/sites/donate/?id=3_12_1_7

MFP program overview: summer/fall 2019 

See the calendar at the bottom of the page for upcoming events sorted by date.


Workshops and demos

Hands-on workshops at New Leaf Community Market, Half Moon Bay
Register in advance at the New Leaf website
Sunday, 7/21, 1-3pm: Refrigerator pickles
Sunday, 8/11, 10am-noon: Fermented pickles
Sunday, 9/8, 1-3pm: Dehydrating basics
Sunday, 11/3, 1-3pm: Holiday gifts

Demonstrations at the San Carlos Public Library
Free and open to all! No signup required
Saturday, 6/22, 2:30-3:30pm: Jams & Jellies
Saturday, 7/27, 2-3pm: Canning
Saturday, 8/24, 2-3pm: Dehydrating

Learn the basics of food preservation at the Collective Roots Gardening Program
Part of our tool lending library for East Palo Alto community members. Free and open to all! Contact Collective Roots to RSVP.
Saturday, 8/17, 10-11:30am: fruit dehydration and freezer jam
Saturday, 9/21, 10-11:30am: vegetable dehydration and pickles

A San Francisco pickle workshop: lacto-fermented pickles
In teamwork with SPARK Social SF. Sign up through Eventbrite
Monday, 9/16, 7-8pm: SPARK Social SF


Farmers' market tabling

Visit us at our table at the Coastside Farmer's Markets 
Stop on by to say hi, learn about our events, and get answers to all your food preservation questions! 
Half Moon Bay: Saturdays, 7/13 and  9/7
Pacifica: Wednesdays, 7/31 and 9/25

Come chat with us at the San Francisco State University Farmers' Market
We'll be on campus with information and activities on food storage, food safety, and food science!
Thursdays, 11:30am-1:00pm: 8/29, 9/26, 10/24, 11/21

Visit us at the San Francisco State University Food Pantry
We'll have information to hand out and answers for all your questions on food storage and safety!
Mondays, 12:00pm-2:00pm, 9/9, 10/7, 11/4, 12/2


Special events

Wasted! The Story of Food Waste:
film screening & panel discussion with local experts on food waste prevention
Free and open to all! No signup required
Saturday, 7/20, 2-4pm: Half Moon Bay Public Library
Sunday, 8/4, 2-4pm: San Carlos Public Library

ReThink Waste Recycling Day festivities
Visit our info table and take part in our workshops!
Sunday, 10/27, 1-4pm, San Carlos Library 

The BeWell Harvest Festival at Stanford University
Visit us at our booth for information and hands-on activities! Free and family-friendly for the whole Stanford community.
Thursday, 10/3, 10:30am-1:00pm, Sand Hill Fields at Stanford


Questions? email smsfpreservers@ucanr.edu

MFP San Mateo/ San Francisco calendar events by date
Event Name Date