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"To teach research-based practices of safe home food preservation to the residents of California."


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Preserving the Season: Sourdough & Cheese making

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Date: Tuesday, April 14, 2020

3:00-5:00  OR

6:00-8:00 (Both sessions are cancelled) 
(2 identical sessions)

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

$ 25.00

As stewards of food safety information, we know the risks that we are associated with food-borne illnesses.  The spread of coronavirus disease, COVID-19, is a new kind of challenge. The health and safety of UC Master Food Preserver volunteers, staff and our extended community is our number one priority. To the best of our knowledge, no volunteer with the UC Master Food Preserver Program has tested positive for the virus.

As of March 18, 2020, all counties with Master Food Preserver programs have been asked to postpone, reschedule or offer online options for events through April 30, 2020. This directive includes all volunteer-led youth or adult programming, meetings or gatherings.

As a result of this directive, we will have to cancel our Sourdough and Cheesemaking workshop that is scheduled for April 14th.  At this time, we do not have a date for rescheduling this workshop.  If you were registered for this workshop, we will be asking the Business Office at UC Davis to refund your registration fees in full.   

When we are back in operations (hopefully soon), we will send out an email letting you know and will be posting information on our website: https://ucanr.edu/sites/MFPOC/.

Questions? Contact us at: uccemfp@ucdavis.edu


UC ANR South Coast Research & Extension Center
7601 Irvine Boulevard
Irvine, CA 92618

Get Directions

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. On your right, you will see chain link fence, then a block wall fence. The entrance is just at the end of the block wall – see photo.

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