Preserving the Season: Sweet & Spicy Jams Made with Honey

strawberries & apricots


Tuesday, June 11, 2019


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://screc.ucanr.edu/



Registration is  open! 


‘Tis the season for fresh fruits and berries to preserve into jam to enjoy all year!  Alas, most recipes for jam require 5 to 9 cups of white sugar to make a batch using regular pectin.  On Tuesday June 11, 2019, UCCE Master Food Preservers of Orange County will share with you, using NO white sugar - just a small amount of honey - how to make jams using low-methoxyl pectin.  Taste the fruit, not the sugar, in your jam!

We will introduce you to a recipe combining Strawberries and Rhubarb. Did you know that the leaves of rhubarb are inedible but the stalks are prized for making sweet desserts? Then, we’ll do an Apricot Jalapeno Jam to spice up your morning toast.  Both jams will be preserved using the steam canning method.

There will be 2 identical workshops offered.  Each class is limited to the first 24 registrants. Register and pay online by June 10, 2019 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.

Questions, contact us at: uccemfp@ucdavis.edu

Directions to the location are shown on the home page of the website: https://ucanr.edu/sites/MFPOC/

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

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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.


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Event Name Date
Spring Garden Show 4/25/2019
Centennial Farms Canning Class 5/18/2019
Tanaka Farms: Strawberry Festival 5/18/2019
MFP Information Day 6/6/2019
MFP Information Day 7/11/2019
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