Category Archives: Home Food Preservation

Roanoke Master Food Volunteer teaches food dehydration class

Recently, one of our Master Food Volunteers was featured in the Roanoke Times after she taught a class at the Salem Public Library on food dehydration.  The article also has a great picture of some of her finished products.

For more information on this article and other programs being offered through the Roanoke County Extension Office, visit


National Center for Home Food Preservation Center Blog now available

The University of Georgia’s National Center for Home Food Preservation now has a blog with great ideas and recipes for preserving at home.  The Center is your premier source for tested, research-based recipes for canning, freezing, dehydrating, and many other methods for preservation.

For example, the blog has a great idea for making orange jelly from frozen juice.

Check it out: 

Welcome to Master Food Volunteer Insights

Welcome to our Virginia Cooperative Extension Food Volunteer Insights blog.  The purpose of this blog is to share research-based and unbiased ideas, resources, and information for Extension faculty and Master Food Volunteers.  If you are a VCE faculty member or Master Food Volunteer and would like to contribute entries to this blog, contact Melissa Chase by email,, to submit your blog request.  Once approved, Melissa will post to the Insights blog page for public viewing.  We look forward to learning more from each other and sharing new ideas and resources to enhance our program efforts.

Please note we also have a link for Agents to add information about upcoming trainings.  Agents should send this information to Melissa Chase so that it can be added to the blog.

For Master Food Volunteer continuing education opportunities, visit the University of Maine’s Extension web site.  They now have YouTube training videos with many of their publications.  These videos range from 5 minutes to 10 minutes each and can provide great discussion at MFV meetings and trainings: