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Become a Master Food Preserver

The Master Food Preserver (MFP) program is a public-service community outreach program providing up-to-date information on food safety and food preservation.  A Master Food Preserver is a volunteer who is formally educated in food preservation and food safety and is certified by a university cooperative extension. Volunteers are qualified to teach food preservation and food safety in addition to disseminating that information via lectures, presentations, and other county events.

Volunteer Training for 2022 

A Master Food Preserver certification class for Orange County residents is scheduled to begin on Tuesday September 6, 2022  We will have class every Tuesday from 10am-2pm for 10 weeks. Most classes are scheduled to be in person at the South Coast Research and Extension Center (SCREC) in Irvine. One class is planned to be at Centennial Farm at the OC Fairgrounds.

The training is restricted to residents of Orange County

The application process for the 2022 Master Food Preserver certification course is now closed. We expect to offer the next certification course in January 2024. 

South Coast Research & Extension Center is located at 7601 Irvine Blvd, Irvine, CA 92618. 

Questions? Contact us.