Master Food Preservers
Our Mission: In the interest of public health, Outagamie County Master Food Preservers educate the residents of Outagamie County and promote safe food handling and preservation techniques.
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More and more Wisconsin residents are seeking fresh, locally produced foods with the goals of eating a healthier diet and supporting the local economy. With the increased emphasis on buying local, the University of Wisconsin–Extension offers Master Food Preserver training. This 3-day program is geared to volunteers who work with University of Wisconsin Extension to support programming in food safety and food preservation. Master Food Preserver volunteers are required to provide 20 hours of volunteer service annually to UW-Extension in their county, providing training to others and helping to respond to questions. The 3-day workshop covers the following topics (classroom instruction and hands-on exercises): general food safety, the science of food preservation, canning high-acid and low-acid foods, freezing foods, food dehydration, making pickles, and canning salsa, pie filling, and jellied fruit products. Master Food Preserver Brochure 2013
What is a Master Food Preserver?
- A Master Food Preserver works with University of Wisconsin Extension to support programming in food safety and food preservation.
- Master Food Preserver volunteers are required to provide 20 hours of volunteer service annually to UW-Extension in their county, offering training to others and helping to respond to questions.
- A volunteer agreement, signed by the participant and the sponsoring UWEX Family Living agent/educator, must accompany each application. The applicant must submit a detailed volunteer plan as part of the application.
- Master Preservers complete 3 days of training and a final exam before they are certified master Preservers.
Interested in becoming Master Food Preserver or learning more?
Check out the links below
Food Safety and Health- http://www.foodsafety.wisc.edu/
Master Food Preserver Documents- http://www.foodsafety.wisc.edu/topicsA-Z/i-m.html#m
National Center for Home Food Preservation – http://nchfp.uga.edu/
Master Food Preservers Rally
Monday, June 3, UW-Extension Office, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. (No admission fee). “What’s New in Food Preservation?” Get the latest news on steam canner research. Registration required, call 920-832-4763).
2013 Hands-On Classes:
|Jams & Jellies|
|Monday, June 10||6:30-8:00 p.m.||UW-Extension Office||Registration required, call (920)832-4763, $5 per person|
|Thursday, August 8||1:30-3:30 p.m.||Salvation Army||Registration required, please call Karen at (920) 955-1232, free of charge|
|Apple Pie Filling|
|Thursday, October 10||1:30-3:30 p.m.||Salvation Army||Registration required, please call Karen at (920) 955-1232, free of charge|
|Meats—Come on Deer, Let’s Eat|
|Saturday, December 7||9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.||UW-Extension Office||Registration required, call (920)832-4763, $5 per person|
|Food Preservation 101 – Come and learn the basics of home preservation using current, research based methods. Topics include:|
|Canning Equipment Freezing|
|Saturday, May 11||TBA||Mosquito Hill|
|Dehydrating Pickles & Relishes|
|Thursday, August 1||6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.||Kimberly Civic Center|
Lunch & Learn Series:
Mondays 12 noon—1:00 p.m. at UW-Extension office. There is no fee but please register by calling (920) 832-4763. You may also listen online www.foodsafety.wisc.edu/preservation.html after the program. Lunch & Learn Flyer 2013
June 3 Freezing Produce
June 17 Jams & Jellies
July 1 Canning Vegetables Safely
July 15 Canning Tomatoes and Tomato Products
August 5 Time to Make Pickles!
August 19 Drying Foods at Home
August 26 Successful Storage of Garden Produce
“Growing Your Life” Series
Classes include: Good Eats/Good Gardens, Food Preservation, Master Gardener Public Education, and Gardening Education. Course are designed to provide good food preparation with participant teaching and gardening opportunities. Collaborations of: UW Extension Outagamie County, Salvation Army Fox Cities, Goodwill’s Community Garden Partnership, UW Oshkosh School of Nursing, Outagamie County Master Gardeners, Outagamie County Master Food Preservers, Outagamie County Master Composters. Growing Your Life Class Schedule - Updated March 2013.
- Free Pressure Canner Testing
- Lunch and Learn Wislines (to be updated)
Any Questions? Feel free to contact:
Family Living Educator
3365 W. Brewster St.
Appleton, WI 54914
2011 Master Food Preservers
UW-Extension Outagamie County