Food Preservation Hands-On Workshops

bowls of peppers, green beans, and a bunch of carrots with canner and canning jarsEver 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 kate.mccarty@maine.edu 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!

* In-person classes may be subject to change based on current social distancing requirements to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Visit the complete list of UMaine Extension canceled and rescheduled programs.

Date: May 13, 2020
Topic: Canning Savory Soups
Location: Lewiston High School, 156 East Ave, Lewiston, ME
Time: 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Cost: $27
To register: registration closed (workshop full)

Date: May 18, 2020
Topic: Preserving Jams and Jellies
Location: Messalonskee High School, 131 Messalonskee High Dr, Oakland, ME
Time: 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Cost: $26
To register: sign up online or call 207.873.5754

Date: May 27, 2020
Topic: Preserving Salsa
Location: Gardiner High School, 40 West Hill Rd, Gardiner, ME
Time: 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Cost: $35
To register: sign up online or call 207.582.3774

Date: June 2, 2020
Topic: Preserving Strawberry Jam
Location: Brunswick High School, 116 Maquoit Rd, Brunswick, ME
Time: 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Cost: $40
To register: sign up online or call 207.729.7323