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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: July 28, 2015
Topic: Hot Water Bath Canning Pickled Green Beans
Location: UMaine Extension office, 9 Olson Road, South Paris
Time: 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Cost: $20 per person
To register: Call (207) 743-6329 or register online
Taught by: Kate McCarty, UMaine Extension food preservation staff

Date: August 4, 2015
Topic: Hot Water Bath Canning Pickled Green Beans
Location: Little Ridge Farm, 101 Gould Rd, Lisbon Falls
Time: 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Cost: $20 per person
To register: Call (207) 353-5550 or register online
Taught by: Kate McCarty, UMaine Extension food preservation staff

Date: August 11, 2015
Topic: Intro to Canning and Freezing Talk
Location: Totman Library, 28 Parker Head Rd, Phippsburg
Time: 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Cost: Free
To register: Call (207) 389-2309
Taught by: Kate McCarty, UMaine Extension food preservation staff

Date: August 12, 2015
Topic: Drying and Using Herbs & Flowers
Location: Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress St, Portland
Time: 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Cost: $10 for MHS members, $15 for non-members
To register: Call (207) 774-1822 or register online
Taught by: Kate McCarty, UMaine Extension food preservation staff

Date: August 18, 2015
Topic: Hot Water Bath Canning Blueberry Jam
Location: UMaine Extension office, 9 Olson Road, South Paris
Time: 5:30 – 8:30 pm
Cost: $20 per person
To register: Call (207) 743-6329 or register online
Taught by: Kate McCarty, UMaine Extension food preservation staff

Date:  August 23, 2015
Topic: Hot Water Bath Canning Jam
Location: Frinklepod Farm, 244 Log Cabin Rd, Arundel
Time: 4:00 – 7:00 pm
Cost: $20 per person
To register: Call (207) 781-6099 or register online
Taught by: UMaine Extension Master Food Preserver volunteers

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: $29 per person
To register: Call (207) 934-7922 or register online
Taught by: Kate McCarty, UMaine Extension

Date: October 2-4, 2015
Topic: Savor the Season: A Food Preservation Weekend
Location: Blueberry Cove 4-H Camp & Learning Center, 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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