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Go beyond the basics! Become a Master Food Preserver!


Master Food Preserver Training

  • Tuesday, May 21, 2019, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

A 3-day training in Watkins Glen on May 21, 22 & 23 from 8:30am-4:30 pm each day for those who would like to go beyond the basics of home food preservation- either for your own use of to help others learn how to safely preserve food. This course is the first step toward becoming a Cornell Cooperative Extension Master Food Preserver. Limit to 21 participants.

Using the safest, most updated information available, participants will:

  • Learn the science of food preservation including food safety
  • Gain hands-on experience with:
    • Boiling water bath canning, pressure canning, jellied products, quick pickling
  • Observe demonstrations of freezing and drying, plus fermentation

This 3-day intensive course includes a comprehensive food preservation notebook. Nightly study is suggested for the post-test. A score of 85 is required, as well as experience with all food preservation methods and teaching others, to become a Cornell Cooperative Extension certified Master Food Preserver. No prior experience in food preservation is required.

*lodging not included, but group rate available. 


$275 before 4/30, $325 after 4/30

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Hidden Valley 4-H Camp
2860 Hidden Valley Camp Rd
Watkins Glen, NY 14891

Last updated April 10, 2019