UC Master Food Preserver Mission Statement
"To teach research-based practices of safe home food preservation to the residents of California."
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Follow safe food practices to avoid foodborne illnesses. Be mindful of ways you can incorporate the 4 easy steps to Everyday Food Safety: Clean, Separate, Cook, Cool. When preserving food, follow USDA guidelines and where applicable, scientifically tested recipes.
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Knowledge is power. Learn in advance about Emergencies and Food Safety, like how to reduce your risk of food poisoning or what to do before, during and after a power outage (whether caused by an accident or disaster, or scheduled by your utility company) to keep your food safe.
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Master Food Preservers of Orange County Present: Preserving with Honey
Tuesday, February 7, 2023 3:00-5:00 pm
Tuesday, February 7, 2023 6:00-8:00 pm
(2 identical classes)
South Coast Research & Extension Center
7601 Irvine Blvd, Irvine CA 92618
Learn about preserving with honey! Join the Master Food Preservers of Orange County to explore the use of honey in canning recipes. We will discuss honey, why and how it differs from sugar, and ways it can be used in home food preservation. Each participant will make-and-take 2 products made with honey: Lemon-Sage Wine Mustard and Cherry Jam. We will also be tasting different kinds of honey.
There will be 2 identical workshops offered. Each class is limited to the first 24 registrants. Register and pay online by February 6, 2020 and bring a printed or digital copy of your confirmation proof-of-payment email to class.
After completing the first part of the 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 required. Please bring an apron from home. If you cannot bring an apron, please select the $5 cleaning fee for a loaner apron. All ingredients and kitchen tools will be provided at the class.
No refunds one week prior to workshop, as materials will have been purchased.
Directions to the location are shown on the home page of the website: https://ucanr.edu/sites/MFPOC/
Please note that this is a recent change and using directions on a mobile device will not alert you to these changes.