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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: April 15, 2015
Topic: Drying Beef Jerky
Location: Tailgate Gourmet Kitchen, 272 S. Main Street, Auburn
Time: 6:00-9:00 pm
Cost: $15 per person + cost of materials
To register: email oldschoolcookingclasses@gmail.com or sign up online
Taught by: Valerie Saurer, UMaine Extension Master Food Preserver volunteer

Date: April 22, 2015
Topic: Planning a Preserving Garden
Location: Tailgate Gourmet Kitchen, 272 S. Main Street, Auburn
Time: 6:00-8:00 pm
Cost: $25 per person
To register: email oldschoolcookingclasses@gmail.com or sign up online
Taught by: Kate McCarty, UMaine Extension food preservation staff

Date: April 28, 2015
Topic: Planning a Preserving Garden
Location: Traip Academy, 12 Williams Ave., Kittery
Time: 6:00-8:00 pm
Cost: $15 per person
To register: Call (207) 439-5896 or sign up online
Taught by: Kate McCarty, UMaine Extension food preservation staff

Date: May 7, 2015
Topic: Preserving Strawberry Rhubarb Jam
Location: Marshwood High School, 260 Dow Highway, South Berwick
Time: 6:00-9:00 pm
Cost: $15 per person
To register: Call (207) 384-5703 or sign up online
Taught by: Kevin Dawson, UMaine Extension Master Food Preserver volunteer

Date: May 13, 2015
Topic: Preserving Rhubarb Orange Chutney
Location: Bonny Eagle Middle School, 92 Sokokis Trail, Buxton
Time: 5:30-7:30 pm
Cost: $15 per person
To register: Call (207) 929-9185 or sign up online
Taught by: Kate McCarty, UMaine Extension food preservation staff

Date: May 19, 2015
Topic: Herbal Vinegars and Salad Dressings
Location: Freeport Middle School, 19 Kendall Lane, Freeport
Time: 6:00-8:00 pm
Cost: $20 per person
To register: Call (207) 865-6171 or sign up online
Taught by: Kate McCarty, UMaine Extension food preservation staff

Date: May 20, 2015
Topic: Boiling Water Bath Canning Salsa
Location: Tailgate Gourmet Kitchen, 272 S. Main Street, Auburn
Time: 6:00-9:00 pm
Cost: $15 per person + cost of materials
To register: email oldschoolcookingclasses@gmail.com or sign up online
Taught by: Valerie Saurer, UMaine Extension Master Food Preserver volunteer

Date: October 2-4, 2014
Topic: Savor the Season: A Food Preservation Weekend
Location: 4-H Camp & Learning Center Blueberry Cove, 22 Blueberry Cove Road, 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


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