UCCE Master Food Preservers of Orange County
University of California
UCCE Master Food Preservers of Orange County


Public Workshop: Tomatoes

UCCE Master Food Preservers Present -

Tomatoes and Cheese - A Perfect Pairing!


Thursday, August 17, 2017


3:00 – 5:00 PM OR

6:30 – 8:30 PM


(2 identical classes)


South Coast Research & Extension Center

7601 Irvine Blvd.

Irvine, CA 92618

Website: http://ucanr.edu/sites/screc/



Registration  is open:


On August 17th Master Food Preservers will offer 2 identical sessions of a class on making homemade pizza. Learn about water bath canning as we preserve a tasty pizza topping; learn cheese making as we make homemade mozzarella; learn about fermenting dough as we create the crust for our wonderful homemade pizzas!

Plan to join us at the session which best suits your schedule.

Each class is limited to the first 24 registrants. Register and pay online by August 16, 2017 and bring a printed or digital copy of your confirmation proof-of-payment email to class. Closed-toe shoes are recommended. Loaner aprons are available or bring yours from home.

Cancellation Policy: No refunds one week prior to workshop as materials will have been purchased.

After completing the first part of this sign-up, you will be sent to the payment page. Please complete both sections in order to actually be added to the class list.

Please bring a printed or digital copy of your confirmation proof of successful payment email to class. Thank you.

We will also be offering free testing of your pressure canning gauges at this class.

If you have any questions, please write us at: uccemfp@ucdavis.edu or contact us through our website at: http://ucanr.edu/sites/MFPOC/Got_A_Question/.     

Location: South Coast Research & Extension Center, 7601 Irvine Blvd. Irvine, 92618

‘Temporary’ directions to the location are displayed below. The City of Irvine is working on Irvine Blvd and you may not make a left into our facility traveling south on Irvine Blvd – only a right turn.   Construction will be in effect through 2017.  

Download the flyer: 0817 Tomatoes

Directions to South Coast REC

Directions to South Coast Research and Extension Center
7601 Irvine Blvd, Irvine CA

The city of Irvine has removed the left turn pocket in front of the property so if you are coming from the west you must drive to the light at Modjeska and make a U-turn. When you are approaching the property you will see chain link fence and then a block wall fence. The entrance is just at the end of the block wall – see attached photo.

Please note that this is a recent change and using directions on a mobile device will not alert you to these changes.



OC FAIR 2017: Live Demonstrations



Culinary Arts is taking center stage at the 2017 OC Fair. The Main Stage is booked everyday throughout the fair and will be host to chefs, bakers, farmers, floral artists, food bloggers, mixologists, brewers, butchers and more.

Learn from the best during demos and tasting sessions stocked with kitchen secrets, war stories and more – straight from the experts. The 30-minute culinary demonstrations are always new and exciting, educational and FREE. For the inside scoop on everything culinary, stop by the information desk. The stage schedule changes daily and is subject to change without notice.

UCCE Master Food Preservers on Stage: 

Friday, July 14th at 1:00 p.m – UCCE Master Food Preserver Coordinator Cinda Webb will provide an introduction to food safety and food preservation methods.

Friday, July 14th at 5:00 p.m. – Chef and UCCE Master Food Preserver, Maggie Mullen, will demonstrate her best kept culinary tips and tricks for a great meal. .

Wednesday, July 19th at 2:00 p.m.– UCCE Master Food Preserver, Joanne Byrd, will demonstrate the many ways to safely preserve tomatoes. 

Saturday, July 22nd at 6:00 p.m. – UCCE Master Food Preserver, Terra Brett, will present her best tips and tricks for safely preserving food. 

Wednesday, August 2ndtbd

Thursday, August 3rdat 3:00 p.m. -  Chef and UCCE Master Food Preserver, Maggie Mullen, will demonstrate her bet kept culinary tips and tricks for a great meal. .

For more information about these and other live demonstrations:



Tanaka Farms - CSA Handout

For those of you who attended our CSA presentation at Tanaka Farms on July 9th - here is a copy of the handout: Tanaka CSA Handout July 2017

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