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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: October 20, 2014
Topic: Basic Food Preservation Course
Location: UMaine Commercial Teaching Kitchen, 5735 Hitchner Hall, UMaine, Orono, 04469
Time: 4:00-7:00 pm
Cost: $15 per person
To register: Call (207) 581-1366 or (207) 942-7396 or register online
Taught by: Dr. Jason Bolton, Food Safety Specialist, UMaine Extension

Date: October 22, 2014
Topic: Preserving Strawberry Jam and Jelly
Location: Tailgate Gourmet Kitchen, 272 S. Main Street, Auburn
Time: 6:00-9:00 pm
Cost: $15 per person + cost of food/materials
To register: Call (207) 344-3043 or email pielady@thetailgategourmet.net
Taught by: Valerie Saurer, UMaine Extension Master Food Preserver

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

Date: October 29, 2014
Topic: Preserving Cranberry Sauce
Location: Tailgate Gourmet Kitchen, 272 S. Main Street, Auburn
Time: 6:00-9:00 pm
Cost: $15 per person + cost of food/materials
To register: Call (207) 344-3043 or email pielady@thetailgategourmet.net
Taught by: Valerie Saurer, UMaine Extension Master Food Preserver


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