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


FREE Fermentation Demo Feb 3rd @ 10 a.m.

Fermentation demonstration at South Coast Research & Extension Center on Saturday, February 3, 2018. 

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Preserving the Season - Citrus: From Margaritas to Marmalade



Thursday, February 8, 2018


3:00 - 5:00 p.m. OR
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

(2 identical classes)

Location: South Coast Research & Extension Center

7601 Irvine Blvd, Irvine, CA 92618


Registration is open!


On Thursday, February 8th,  Master Food Preservers will offer a class on preserving citrus. Learn about waterbath and steam canning as we preserve various types of citrus to make a margarita mix and a Three Citrus Marmalade. We will also be covering dehydration as a way to use up those citrus peels.

Each class is limited to the first 24 registrants. Register and pay online by February 6th, 2017 and bring a printed or digital copy of your confirmation proof-of-payment email to class. 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.

Closed-toe shoes are recommended. Loaner aprons are available or bring yours from home.

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

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

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/

Flyer for this event:  020818 Citrus

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.


Food Storage for Emergencies

In light of the recent fires we have experienced in the past few months…..

Prepare for adversity by storing an emergency supply of food and water. Earthquakes, fires, severe storms, and power outages are just some of the potential emergencies we may encounter. Imagine that you have no electricity, gas, water or telephone service. What would happen if you are told to evacuate your home in the next 10 minutes? Imagine that all the businesses are closed and you are without any kind of emergency services. What will you do until help arrives?

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Download the booklet: “A Guide to Food Storage for Emergencies”

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