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Can it: Master Food Preservers Invade L.A. Fair, Mother Moo Teaches Tomato Sauce

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If you're curious about canning, then the events coming up in the next month will leave your Mason jars full and your heart happy. The Master Food Preservers, an educational outreach program based out of the UC Cooperative Extension, will be doing demos, taking questions, and offering food safety tips at this year's L.A. County Fair. These annual fairs have become more well-known for things like deep fried cereal and awesome blossoms, so having the MFP crew on hand will be a welcome addition.

At the Culinary Styles Stage, MFPs will present on Wednesdays and Fridays, 9/5 - 9/28 from 12 to 3 p.m, showing guests how to make jams and jellies at 12 pm, the art of pickling and fermenting at 1 p.m., and how to preserve tomatoes at 2 p.m. They'll also be teaching more pop-up style classes in the Farm House Kitchen starting September 5, Wednesdays through Sundays, between noon and 9 pm.

If you'd rather not wait til September's fair dates, Mother Moo will be teaching a course on sauce making this Saturday from 9 a.m.-noon. The class perfectly coincides with the tomato harvest, meaning you won't have to lose any of your crop. There are so many caprese salads you can eat, after all. Class fees are $64 and can be booked via email.