Master Food Preserver Program

OSU Extension seeks Master Food Preservers-Apply by February 24, 2017

If you’d like to learn or update safe food handling and preservation techniques and share your knowledge with others, consider becoming a Master Food Preserver volunteer. The Crook, Deschutes,  Jefferson and Wheeler county and Warm Springs offices of the Oregon State University Extension Service are recruiting volunteers to participate in 48 hours of in-depth food safety and preservation training on Wednesdays, April 12 – June 7. The training sessions will be at the OSU/Deschutes County Extension office at the Fairgrounds in Redmond.

Volunteers will receive an extensive resource notebook with the latest and most reliable methods for preserving food at home.  “Hands on” practice in the kitchen will help them learn the skills. The cost of the program is $75.00. 

Master Food Preservers help home food preservers avoid serious illness and avert food waste.  Volunteers agree to spend at least 48 hours helping county residents handle and preserve food safely.  Volunteer activities will include conducting workshops, testing pressure canner gauges, and staffing exhibit booths at county fairs or Farmer’s Markets.

The program benefits volunteers, who find it rewarding to learn more about food safety and food preservation, make new friends, get work experience, and gain self-confidence.  By volunteering, they’re able to help others, use their skills in a meaningful way, and receive reliable, up-to-date information, which is based on US Department of Agriculture research. 


Master Food Preserver Brochure

Master Food Preserver Job Description

Master Food Preserver Program Information & Application


Contact us for more information:

Glenda Hyde
Associate Professor (Practice)

Email: Glenda Hyde

Oregon State University Extension/Deschutes County
3893 SW Airport Way
Redmond, Oregon 97756-8697
Telephone: 541-548-6088
Fax: 541-548-8919

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