Food Preservation Workshops

Tomato salsa with peppers and a towel

Ever wonder how to preserve and use all of that great locally-grown produce? University of Maine Cooperative Extension 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. Workshops are taught by UMaine Extension staff and Master Food Preserver Volunteers.

Financial assistance is available; please email the UMaine Extension staff at extension.foodnutritioncumberland@maine.edu for more information.

In-Person Preserving Workshops

Date: June 6, 2024
Topic: Fermenting Vegetables
Location: Alan Day Community Garden, 26 Whitman St., Norway, ME
Time: 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Cost: $20
To register: Fermenting Vegetables Workshop Registration

Date: June 27, 2024
Topic: Preserving Strawberry Jam
Location: UMaine Extension Cumberland, 75 Clearwater Dr., Suite 104, Falmouth, ME
Time: 5:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Cost: $20
To register: Preserving Strawberry Jam Falmouth Workshop Registration

Date: July 2, 2024
Topic: Preserving Strawberry Jam
Location: Frinklepod Farm, 244 Log Cabin Rd., Arundel, ME
Time: 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Cost: $35
To register: Preserving Strawberry Jam Arundel Workshop Registration

Financial assistance is available for those in need; please contact UMaine Extension staff at extension.foodnutritioncumberland@maine.edu for more information.

Don’t see a workshop offered near you? Request a food preservation workshop by completing and submitting the Request a Food Preservation Workshop form.

Looking for food preservation webinars recordings and resources? View our Food Preservation and Nutrition Webinar Resources