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Preparing for canningEver wonder how to preserve all those great garden vegetables? University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s hands-on food preservation workshops will teach you the basics of canning and freezing, including how to use pressure canners and water bath canners to preserve pickles, jam, and vegetables. Learn from the experts. We will provide fresh produce and canning jars. Check our listings below for upcoming workshops or contact your local UMaine Extension county office.

Would you like to see a workshop in your area? Know of a great kitchen facility where we can host it? Request a workshop!

Date:  September 3, 2015
Topic: Canning and Freezing Fruit Preserves
Location: Frinklepod Farm, 244 Log Cabin Rd, Arundel
Time: 5:30 – 8:30 pm
Cost: $20 per person
To register: Call (207) 781-6099 or register online
Taught by: Kate McCarty, UMaine Extension food preservation staff

Date:  September 4, 2015
Topic: Hot Water Bath Canning Tomato Salsa
Location: Nezinscot Farm, 284 Turner Center Road, Turner
Time: 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Cost: $25 per person
To register: Call (207) 225-3231
Taught by: Kate McCarty, UMaine Extension food preservation staff

Date:  September 9, 2015
Topic: Hot Water Bath Canning and Freezing
Location: Messalonskee High School, 131 Messalonskee High Dr, Oakland
Time: 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Cost: $25 per person
To register: Call (207) 465-9134 or register online
Taught by: Abbie Perry, UMaine Extension Master Food Preserver volunteer

Date:  September 15, 2015
Topic: Hot Water Bath Canning and Freezing
Location: York High School, 1 Robert Stevens Dr. York
Time:5:30 – 8:30 pm
Cost: $25 per person
To register: Call (207) 363-7922 or register online
Taught by: Kate McCarty, UMaine Extension food preservation staff

Date:  September 15, 2015
Topic: Fermenting Vegetables
Location: Whole Foods Market, 2 Somerset St. Portland
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Cost: $20 per person
To register: Call (207) 774-7711 or register online
Taught by: Kate McCarty, UMaine Extension food preservation staff

Date:  September 22, 2015
Topic: Fermenting Vegetables
Location: Old Orchard Beach High School, 40 E. Emerson Cummings Blvd, Old Orchard Beach
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Cost: $24 per person
To register: Call (207) 934-7922 or register online
Taught by: Kate McCarty, UMaine Extension food preservation staff

Date:  September 29, 2015
Topic: Pressure Canning Vegetables
Location: Traip Academy, 12 Williams Ave, Kittery
Time: 5:30 – 8:30 pm
Cost: $25 per person
To register: Call (207) 439-5896 or register online
Taught by: Kate McCarty, UMaine Extension food preservation staff

Date: October 2-4, 2015
Topic: Savor the Season: A Food Preservation Weekend
Location: Blueberry Cove 4-H Camp & Learning Center, 22 Blueberry Cove Rd, Tenants Harbor
Time: 5:00 pm Friday, October 2nd – 12:00 pm Sunday, October 4th
Cost: $325 (includes lodging and meals)
To register: Visit program website for more information and sign up online
Taught by: UMaine Extension staff and Master Food Preserver volunteers

Date:  October 3, 2015
Topic: Fermenting Vegetables
Location: Frinklepod Farm, 244 Log Cabin Rd, Arundel
Time: 2:00 – 4:00 pm
Cost: $20 per person
To register: Call (207) 781-6099 or register online
Taught by: Arwin Edsall, UMaine Extension Master Food Preserver volunteer

Date:  October 14, 2015
Topic: Boiling Water Bath Canning Apple Chutney
Location: Bonny Eagle Middle School, 92 Sokokis Trail, Buxton
Time: 5:30 – 8:30 pm
Cost: $25 per person
To register: Call (207) 929-9185 or register online
Taught by: Kate McCarty, UMaine Extension food preservation staff

Date: October 15, 2015
Topic: Preserving Quick Pickles and Fruit Preserves
Location: Whole Foods Market, 2 Somerset St. Portland
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Cost: $20 per person
To register: Call (207) 774-7711 or register online
Taught by: Kate McCarty, UMaine Extension food preservation staff

Date:  October 22, 2015
Topic: All Things Herbs!
Location: Lewiston High School, 156 East Ave, Lewiston
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Cost: $29 per person
To register: Call (207) 795-4141 or register online
Taught by: Kate McCarty, UMaine Extension food preservation staff

Date:  October 26, 2015
Topic: Make Your Own Herbal Vinegars
Location: Gardiner High School, 40 W. Hill Rd, Gardiner
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Cost: $20 per person
To register: Call (207) 582-3774 or register online
Taught by: Kate McCarty, UMaine Extension food preservation staff

Date:  November 4, 2015
Topic: Boiling Water Bath Canning Chutney
Location: Marshwood High School, 260 Dow Hwy, South Berwick
Time: 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Cost: $20 per person
To register: Call (207) 384-5703 or register online
Taught by: Kevin Dawson, UMaine Extension Master Food Preserver volunteer


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