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Master Food Preserver Program

New Program!

UCCE Mariposa is proud to introduce you to our newest program--the UC Master Food Preserver Program of Mariposa County with outreach to Tuolumne, Merced, Madera, and Fresno Counties! We offered our first training class in early 2022 and look forward to providing education on safe food preservation to the Central Valley and Foothill communities. 

Master Food Preserver Workshop

2023-06-10 BBQ, Potluck, & Condiment Flyer

Register for this upcoming event here!

or call 209-966-2417

Registration is required and spaces limited. There will be samples and products to take home to get you started. 

Master Food Preserver Workshop

2023-07-08 Growing & Preserving Herbs Flyer

Join us for this joint Master Food Preserver/Master Gardener workshop in Merced! Drop ins welcome!

Master Food Preserver Workshop

2023-07-29 Blue Ribbon Entries Flyer

Join us for this free workshop at the Mariposa County Fair. Registration is recommended as space is limited. Please register online here or by calling 209-966-2417.

Out & About in the Community

Our first training class of Mariposa, Merced, Madera and Fresno Master Food Preservers graduated in June and our second cohort is currently being trained. Come chat with some of our newly trained Master Food Preservers at these events:

Date Time Event
April 1 10-2

Fresno-Open Day at the Garden of the Sun

1750 N. Winery Ave, Fresno

April 8 10-12

Merced-Growing & Preserving Tomatoes Workshop

2145 Wardrobe Ave, Merced

May 13 10-12

Mariposa-The Art of Dry: Drying, Dehydrating and Freeze Drying

2820 Hwy 140, Catheys Valley



5-6:30 Mariposa Farmer's Market: Visit Master Food Preservers several times a month at the Master Gardener booth



8-12 Merced Farmer's Market: Visit Master Food Preservers several times a month at the Master Gardener booth


TBA Fresno Garlic Festival


TBA Merced County Fair Booth

June 24

TBA Kingsburg Sustainable Small Farm Jubilee (Canning Demos)

July 8


Merced-Growing & Preserving Herbs

2145 Wardrobe Ave, Merced

Sept 1-4


Mariposa County Fair 

Sept 7-10


Madera County Fair



Fresno Fungi Festival

If you are interested in scheduling us for an event, please contact us at smace@ucanr.edu or 209-966-2417. 

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Contact us for more information: 

UC Master Food Preserver Program of Mariposa County

Servicing Mariposa, Merced, Madera and Fresno Counties

5009 Fairgrounds Rd. 

Mariposa CA 95338



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