33630 McFarland Road
Tangent, OR 97389
Become a trained Master Food Preserver and share food preservation and food safety information with community members throughout the summer and fall. Training will be held for 8 Thursdays, starting April 16. Classes will be held at the Linn County Extension Office in Tangent. Class hours are 9 a.m.-4 p.m., each Thursday. Volunteers are asked to return 48 hours of volunteer time during the food preservation season. Volunteer duties include assisting with canning classes and staffing information tables at farmers markets and community events. This is a great way to meet other community members with shared interests.
Extensive food preservation experience is not required! Participants should learn all aspects of food safety and preservation during the training, so it is appropriate for beginners as well as experienced food preservers who wish to update their knowledge and share with others. A desire to interact with the public in a cheerful and positive way is important. There is a $150 fee for class supplies; some scholarship funds are available. Representatives from community service organizations are invited to participate to take information back to their groups. For more information about the program and to receive an application, contact the Extension office in Linn or Benton County.
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