The Master Food Preserver program trains and certifies volunteers in food safety, food preservation, and food security. In return for over 42 hours of training volunteers “pay back” hours by assisting others in learning correct food handling and preservation procedures.
Classes are taught by OSU Extension faculty, specialists, and local experts. The program offers a basic, practical course in food safety, food preservation, and food security. Classes include:
Anyone who is interested in healthy food and is able to commit to a 42 hour training program AND volunteer at least 42 hours during the food preservation season. Cost of the training (includes materials) is $75.00. Reduced fees are available on a needs basis.
They serve as a resource of information on food safety, preservation, and preparing healthy food for families in the community. They may conduct workshops, demonstrate cooking techniques, staff information booths, test pressure canner gauges or assist in a variety of ways in the local office and community.
Please call Janice Gregg or Leonor Chavez at the Linn County Extension Office 541-967-3871. You may download the Master Food Preserver brochure and application here.