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Ever 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 23, 2014
Topic: Preserving Cranberry Apple Jam
Location: Poland Community School, 1250 Maine Street, Poland
Time: 5:30pm-8:00pm
Cost: $22 materials fee per person
To register: Call (207) 345-3217 or register online
Taught by: Kate McCarty, UMaine Extension staff

Date: September 25, 2014
Topic: Hot Water Bath Canning and Freezing
Location: Gardiner High School, 40 West Hill Rd. Gardiner
Time: 6:00pm-9:00pm
Cost: $15 materials fee per person
To register: Call (207) 582-3774 or register online
Taught by: Abbie Perry, UMaine Extension Master Food Preserver

Date: September 25, 2014
Topic: Hot Water Bath Canning and Freezing
Location: UMaine Extension Somerset County Office, 7 County Dr., Skowhegan
Time: 2:00pm-5:00pm
Cost: $15 materials fee per person
To register: Call (207) 474-9622 or 1-800-287-1495 (in Maine) or register online
Taught by: Vina Lindley, UMaine Extension staff

Date: September 30, 2014
Topic: Hot Water Bath Canning and Freezing: Tomatoes
Location: Old Orchard Beach/Saco Adult Ed., 40 East Emerson Cummings Blvd., Old Orchard Beach
Time: 5:30-8:30 pm
Cost: $15 per person
To register: Call (207) 934-7922 or register online
Taught by: Abbie Perry, UMaine Extension Master Food Preserver

Date: October 7, 2014
Topic: Preserving Apple Chutney
Location: Marshwood Adult Ed., Route 236, South Berwick
Time: 6:00-8:30 pm
Cost: $20 per person
To register: Call (207) 384-5703 or register online
Taught by: Kevin Dawson, UMaine Extension Master Food Preserver

Date: October 7, 2014
Topic: All Things Herbs
Location: York High School, 1 Robert Stevens Dr., York
Time: 5:30-8:00 pm
Cost: $25 per person
To register: Call (207) 363 7922 or register online
Taught by: Kate McCarty, UMaine Extension staff

Date: October 8, 2014
Topic: Preserving Cranberry Apple Jam
Location: Bonny Eagle Middle School, 92 Sokokis Trail Rd., 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 staff

Date: October 9, 2014
Topic: Intro to Canning and Freezing
Location: Camden Hills Regional High School, 25 Keelson Dr., Rockport
Time: 5:30-8:30 pm
Cost: $25 per person
To register: Call (207) 236-7800 ext. 274 or register online
Taught by: Vina Lindley, UMaine Extension staff

Date: October 14, 2014
Topic: Preserving Cranberry Apple Chutney
Location: Lewiston High School, 156 East Ave., Lewiston
Time: 5:30-8:30 pm
Cost: $24 per person
To register: Call (207) 795-4141 or register online
Taught by: Kate McCarty, UMaine Extension staff

Date: October 16, 2014
Topic: Intro to Canning and Freezing
Location: Camden Hills Regional High School, 25 Keelson Dr., Rockport
Time: 5:30-8:30 pm
Cost: $25 per person
To register: Call (207) 236-7800 ext. 274 or register online
Taught by: Vina Lindley, UMaine Extension staff

Date: October 23, 2014
Topic: Introduction to Pressure Canning
Location: Scarborough High School, 11 Municipal Dr., Scarborough
Time: 5:30-8:30 pm
Cost: $20 per person
To register: Call (207) 730-5040 or register online
Taught by: Kate McCarty, UMaine Extension staff

Date: October 23, 2014
Topic: Intro to Canning and Freezing
Location: Camden Hills Regional High School, 25 Keelson Dr., Rockport
Time: 5:30-8:30 pm
Cost: $25 per person
To register: Call (207) 236-7800 ext. 274 or register online
Taught by: Vina Lindley, UMaine Extension staff

Date: October 28, 2014
Topic: Preserving Cranberry Apple Jam
Location: Traip Academy, 12 Williams Ave., Kittery
Time: 5:30-8:30 pm
Cost: $20 per person
To register: Call (207) 439-5896 or register online
Taught by: Kate McCarty, UMaine Extension staff


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