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.

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

Date: September 21, 2017
Topic: Boiling Water Bath Canning & Freezing
Location: Gardiner High School, 40 West Hill Rd, Gardiner
Time: 6:00-8:30 p.m.
Price: $25
To register: register online or call MSAD #11 Adult Ed. at 207.582.3774

Date: September 22, 2017
Topic: Canning Basics demo
Location: Common Ground Fairgrounds, 294 Crosby Brook Rd, Unity
Time: 2:00-3:00 p.m.
Price: free with entry to fair

Date: September 26, 2017
Topic: Vege Garden Overload: Preserve it 101
Location: Scarborough High School, 11 Municipal Drive, Scarborough
Time: 5:30-8:00 p.m.
Price: $24
To register: register online or call Scarborough Adult Ed at 207.730.5040

Date: September 27, 2017
Topic: Boiling Water Bath Canning: Salsa
Location: Marshwood High School, 260 Dow Hwy, South Berwick
Time: 6:00-8:30 p.m.
Price: $25
To register: register online or call Marshwood Adult Ed. at 207.384.5703

Date: September 29, 2017
Topic: Boiling Water Bath Canning: Jam
Location: Tiller and Rye, 20 South Main St, Brewer
Time: 9:00-11:00 a.m.
Price: $25
To register: register online or call Tiller and Rye at 207.573.4021

Date: October 3, 2017
Topic: Boiling Water Bath Canning: Jam
Location: Orono High School, 14 Goodridge Dr, Orono
Time: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Price: $26
To register: register online or call Orono-Hampden-Old Town Adult Ed. at 207.866.4119

Date: October 3, 2017
Topic: Making Jam from Frozen Fruit
Location: Bonny Eagle Middle School, 92 Sokokis Trail, Buxton
Time: 6:00-8:30 p.m.
Price: $30
To register: register online or call Bonny Eagle Adult Ed. at 207.929.9185

Date: October 3, 2017
Topic: Preserving Apples
Location: Traip Academy, 12 Williams Ave, Kittery
Time: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Price: $25
To register: register online or call Kittery Adult Ed. at 207.439.5896

Date: October 5, 2017
Topic: Boiling Water Bath Canning & Freezing
Location: Freeport Middle School, Kendall Ln, Freeport
Time: 5:30-8:00 p.m.
Price: $25
To register: register online or call RSU Community Programs at 207.865.6171

Date: October 5, 2017
Topic: Pressure Canning Meat & Bone Stocks
Location: Naples Public Library, 940 Roosevelt Trail, Naples
Time: 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Price: free
To register: call Naples Library at 207.693.6841

Date: October 12, 2017
Topic: Make Your Own Herbal Vinegars
Location: Gardiner High School, 40 West Hill Rd, Gardiner
Time: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Price: $15
To register: register online or call RSU Community Programs at 207.582.3774

Date: October 18, 2017
Topic: Boiling Water Bath Canning: Pickling
Location: Orono High School, 14 Goodridge Dr, Orono
Time: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Price: $26
To register: register online or call Orono-Hampden-Old Town Adult Ed. at 207.866.4119

Date: October 24, 2017
Topic: Apple Pie Jam
Location: Lewiston High School, 156 East Ave, Lewiston
Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Price: $30
To register: register online or call Lewiston Adult Ed at 207.795.4141

Date: October 25, 2017
Topic: Boiling Water Bath Canning: Jam
Location: Orono High School, 14 Goodridge Dr, Orono
Time: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Price: $26
To register: register online or call Orono-Hampden-Old Town Adult Ed. at 207.866.4119

Date: October 26, 2017
Topic: Boiling Water Bath Canning
Location: Mid-Coast School of Technology, 1 Main St, Rockland
Time: 5:00-8:00 p.m.
Price: $20
To register: register online or call Mid-Coast School of Technology Adult Ed. at 207.596.7752

Date: November 30, 2017
Topic: Boiling Water Bath Canning: Orange Marmalade
Location: Naples Public Library, 940 Roosevelt Trail, Naples
Time: 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Price: free
To register: call Naples Library at 207.693.6841