Food Preservation Hands-On Workshops

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.

Financial assistance for workshop fee is available. Please contact Kate McCarty at or 207.781.6099 for more information.

Would you like to see a workshop in your area? Know of a great kitchen where we can host it? Request a workshop!

Date: March 11, 2020
Topic: Fermenting Vegetables
Location: Old Orchard Beach High School, 40 East Emerson Cummings Blvd, Old Orchard Beach, ME
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Cost: $29
To register: sign up online or call 207.934.7922

Date: March 25, 2020
Topic: Canning Savory Soups and Baking Sourdough Bread
Location: Lewiston High School, 156 East Ave, Lewiston, ME
Time: 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Cost: $27
To register: sign up online or call 207.795.4141