Our demonstrations are held at the UC Cooperative Extension office at 4145 Branch Center Road in Sacramento. (See a map to the Branch Center here.) Come anytime you like - no reservations are necessary.
2016 Demonstration Schedule
Wednesday Themed Demonstrations
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Bring a friend and come see our MFPs demonstrate seasonal specialties. There is a $5.00 materials fee for Wednesday classes, payable at the door, and no reservations are necessary.
|February 17||Tropical Fruits & Winter Veggies|
|March 16||Fermenting Foods|
|April 20||Herbs & Seasonings|
|May 18||Cherries & Berries|
|June 15||Stone Fruits|
|July 20||Tomatoes, Peppers & Onions|
|August 17||Pickling Vegetables & Fruits|
|September 21||Olives, Apples & Pears|
|October 19||Gifts from the Kitchen|
|November 16||Persimmons, Pomegranates, Pumpkin, Nuts & Quince|
Saturday Skills Demonstrations
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Our FREE Saturday skills classes are great for beginners to learn the basics, but are also excellent for veteran preservers to update their knowledge and get questions answered by our experts. No reservations are necessary.
|Step by Step||Basic introduction to safe boiling water and steam canning techniques|
|January 9 - July 9 - October 8
|Freezing Tips||Basic introduction to maximizing your freezer|
|The Pressure Is On||Basic introduction to safe pressure canning techniques|
|May 14 - August 13 - November 12|
|All Dried Up||Basic introduction to safe dehydration techniques|
|June 11 - September 10 - December 10|
Download a printable copy of the UCCE Master Food Preservers of Sacramento County's 2016 Demonstration Schedule (PDF).
|All Dried Up||6/11/2016|
|Preserving Stone Fruits||6/15/2016|
|Step by Step: Boiling/Steam Canning||7/9/2016|
|Preserving Tomatoes & Peppers & Onions||7/20/2016|
|The Pressure's On: Introduction to Pressure Canning||8/13/2016|