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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

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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

Due to unforeseen circumstances, we regret the UC Master Food Preservers were unable to present at this event. Click on the link below to receive the recipes and process handouts from the event.

2023-07-08 Growing & Preserving Herbs Flyer


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



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

Sept 1-4


Mariposa County Fair 

Sept 7-10


Madera County Fair

Sept 9


Workshop--Growing & Preserving Fall and Winter Vegetables

Sept 16


Mountain Heritage Days at Fresno Flats, Oakhurst

Sept 16


Fresno Watermelon Festival at Kearney Park, Fresno

Sept 23


Workshop--Preserving Tomatoes at Midpines Hall, Midpines

Oct 6-8


Oakhurst Fall Festival (Oct 6 from 3-9, Oct 7 from 10-9, Oct 8 from 10-4) at the Oakhurst Community Park

Oct 14


Fresno Fungi Festival

Nov 4


Madera Pomegranate and Nut Festival at the Madera Fairgrounds

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



Event Name Date
Fresno Fungi Festival 10/14/2023
Madera Pomegranate & Nut Festival 11/4/2023
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