Home Food Preservation
Master Food Preservers of Central Oregon
Partnering with families, organizations, and communities to enhance health and wellness for every stage of life. Building knowledge and skills through nutrition education, Master Food Preserver classes, StrongWomen strength training programs, and collaborative community coalitions.
Engaging with communities and families to collectively implement strategies that address food insecurity, support a healthy and sustainable food system, and promote healthy eating patterns and active living. Delivering nutrition and food safety education in English and Spanish. Presenting canning classes and web-based resources on food preservation and safety.
OSU Extension Family and Community Health (FCH) Program offers education and resources to help local families meet the practical challenges of life. Our mission is to encourage lifelong health and well-being for every person, every family, and every community in Oregon.
With many hours of volunteer assistance, the OSU Extension Service has provided research-based information about safe food handling to thousands of Oregonians for 25 years. This has averted foodborne illness (and medical bills) and prevented the expense of food waste.
Our Master Food Preserver Volunteers will be educating the public about safe food handling and preservation over the phone, at workshops, at exhibits and demonstrations at sites such as farmers' markets and county fairs.