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2018 Master Food Preservers Round 2

  • Tuesday, November 13, 2018, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday, November 14, 2018, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday, November 15, 2018, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Due to overwhelming response, we are offering an encore of our October Classes. We hope to see you there! 

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County will be offering a 3-day Master Food Preserver workshop on Tuesday, October 30th; Wednesday, October 31st; and Thursday, November 1st, 2018. This workshop series will be held at the Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 20 N. Phetteplace Street, Falconer, NY 14733. Each day will run from 8am to 5pm with lunch provided.

This training is for those who would like to go beyond the basics of home food preservation, either for personal use or to help others learn how to safely preserve food. Participants in the 3-day intensive course receive a comprehensive food preservation notebook.

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, jelled products, and quick pickling, plus observe demonstrations of freezing, drying, and fermentation. No prior experience in food preservation is required. For those seeking to progress toward obtaining a Master Food Preserver certificate from Cornell Cooperative Extension, a post-test will be given the third day of the workshop.

Cost for the three-day workshop is $150, and includes lunch each day. Chautauqua County residents are eligible for a $75 scholarship provided by the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation. Space is limited to 20 participants, so register early.

Registration is not complete until payment has been received. You can register online by CLICKING HERE or by sending a check (along with your name and contact information) to CCE-Chautauqua County, 3542 Turner Road, Jamestown, NY 14701.

Participants who complete the 3-day CCE Master Food Preserver (MFP) training program will receive a certificate of participation. In order to become a certified CCE MFP, a test score of a minimum of 70% is required along with 30 hours of volunteer work and demonstrated experience in 7 areas of food preservation. CCE-Chautauqua will work with MFP participants to complete their certification within one year of the course offering. Please note, you are still welcome to complete the training workshops if you are not interested in receiving your formal certification! 

Fees are non-refundable. Cornell Cooperative Extension is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities and provides equal program and employment opportunities.


$150 or $75 based on residency

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Katelyn Walley-Stoll
Agriculture Program Community Educator, Farm Business Management
716-664-9502 ext. 202