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Food Preservation - Hands-On Workshops

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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. Workshops are taught by UMaine Extension staff and Master Food Preserver volunteers.

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: Thursday, June 30, 2016
Topic: Low-Sugar Strawberry Jam
Time: 6:00-8:00pm
Location: Spruce Mountain High School, 33 Community Drive, Jay
Cost: $20
To register: Sign up online

Date: Thursday, July 7, 2016
Topic: Low-Sugar Berry Jam
Time: 5:30-8:30pm
Location: University of Maine Regional Learning Center, 75 Clearwater Drive, Suite 104, Falmouth
Cost: $20
To register: Sign up online

Date: Saturday, July 16, 2016
Topic: Preserving Pickles
Time: 4:00-6:00pm
Location: Frinklepod Farm, 244 Log Cabin Rd., Arundel
Cost: $20
To register: Sign up online

Date: Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Topic: Preserving Pickles
Time: 6:00-8:00pm
Location: Spruce Mountain High School, 33 Community Drive, Jay
Cost: $20
To register: Sign up online

Date: Thursday, July 21, 2016
Topic: Preserving Pickles
Time: 1:00-4:00pm
Location: Oxford County Cooperative Extension, 9 Olsen Rd., South Paris
Cost: $20
To register: Sign up online

Date: Thursday, July 27, 2016
Topic: Pickling & Drying
Time: 1:00-3:00pm
Location: Brick Store Museum, 117 Main St., Kennebunk
Cost: $20
To register: call (207) 985-4802

Date: Thursday, August 11, 2016
Topic: Canning Tomatoes & Salsa
Time: 4:00-6:00pm
Location: Willow Pond Farm, 395 Middle Road, Sabattus
Cost: $20
To register: Sign up online

Date: Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Topic: Canning Tomatoes & Salsa
Time: 6:00-8:00pm
Location: Spruce Mountain High School, 33 Community Drive, Jay
Cost: $20
To register: Sign up online

Date: Thursday, August 18, 2016
Topic: Canning Tomatoes & Salsa
Time: 5:30-8:30pm
Location: Oxford County Cooperative Extension, 9 Olsen Rd., South Paris
Cost: $20
To register: Sign up online

More summer classes coming soon!


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