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Master Food Preserver – Benton & Franklin Counties

April 17 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

 

The WSU Master Food Preserver (MFP) program is a volunteer outreach program designed to bring research-based education to the public. The program began in Washington State in 1976, as a pilot project in King and Yakima counties. For the first time ever, a group of volunteers was trained to assist the county Extension faculty in providing up-to-date food safety/preservation information to the general public. At the end of the first year, the program was deemed a success
and is still in operation today.

Applications are available at the WSU Benton County Extension office, 7102 W. Okanogan Place, Suite 102, Kennewick, WA 99336 or you can print it below. For more information call Lizann Powers-Hammond, Extension Faculty at (509) 735-3551 or by email at: powers@wsu.edu  Applications are due by Tuesday, April 17, 2018.

2018 Training Schedule

  • April 17th
    Orientation and Overview of Program Requirements
    Basics of Spoilage and Preservation
  • April 24th
    Cause and Prevention of Foodborne Illness
  • May 1st
    Cold Storage:  Guidelines for Refrigeration & Freezing
  • May 8th
    Canning Basics (Fruit & Fruit Products)
  • May 15th
    Canning Vegetables – Meat, Fish & Poultry
  • May 17th
    New Volunteers Only
    Laboratory #1 – Hands on Boiling Water Canning & Pressure Canning
    Apple Pie Filling and Chili
  • May 22nd
    Preparation of Pickles & Pickled Products
    Take Home Exam Distributed
  • May 24th
    New Volunteers Only
    Laboratory #2 – Hands on Pickles and Drying
    Marinated Mushrooms/Meat Jerky/Infused Oils
  • May 29th
    The Ancient Art of Drying
  • June 5th
    Tomatoes and Tomato Products
  • June 12th
    Jams, Jellies, and Preserves
  • June 14th
    New Volunteers Only
    Laboratory #3 – Sauerkraut
    Fruit Spreads, Low Sugar Fruit Spreads, and Syrup
  • June 19th 
    Last Class Session – Wrap Up
  • June 29th
    Take Home Exams Due by 4:00 p.m.

Details

Date:
April 17
Time:
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Website:
http://extension.wsu.edu/benton-franklin/health/master-food-preservers/