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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 trained volunteers who extend UC research-based information about home food safety and preservation 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.

Workshops & Resources

The Master Food Preservers continue to offer workshops /events online! See our Events page to find out more.

In addition, we've put together some online resources with information geared to help you shop, cook, and eat safely, and to continue exploring and learning about the science of preserved foods.
Please see our:
COVID-19 food safety resources page
Questions? Send us an email.

MFP Request?

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

Master Food Preservers of San Mateo/San Francisco on Facebook

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?