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: April 26, 2017
Topic: Hot Water Bath Canning: Rhubarb Chutney
Location: Gorham Middle School, 106 Weeks Road, Gorham
Time: 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Price: $28
To register: register online or call Gorham Adult Ed. 207.222.1095

Date: April 27, 2017
Topic: Hot Water Bath Canning: Pickled Spring Vegetables
Location: Wells High School, 200 Sanford Rd, Wells
Time: 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Price: $35
To register: register online or call Wells-Ogunquit Adult Ed. 207.646.4565

Date: May 3, 2017
Topic: Hot Water Bath Canning
Location: Adult Learning Center, 486 Turner Center Rd, Turner
Time: 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Price: $20
To register: register online or call MSAD 52 Adult Ed. 207.225.1010

Date: May 8, 2017
Topic: Hot Water Bath Canning: Spring Pickles
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. 207.439.5896

Date: May 10, 2017
Topic: Making Your Own Kombucha & Kefir
Location: OOB High School, 40 East Emerson Cummings Blvd, Old Orchard Beach
Time: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Price: $29
To register: register online or call OOB/Saco Adult Ed. 207.934.7922

Date: May 15, 2017
Topic: Hot Water Bath Canning: Rhubarb Orange Chutney
Location: Scarborough Middle School, 11 Municipal Dr, Scarborough
Time: 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Price: $30
To register: register online or call Scarborough Adult Ed. 207.730.5040

Date: May 17, 2017
Topic: Hot Water Bath Canning: Rhubarb Orange Chutney
Location: Bonny Eagle Middle School, 92 Sokokis Trail, Buxton
Time: 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Price: $30
To register: register online or call Bonny Eagle Adult Ed. 207.929.9185

Date: May 23, 2017
Topic: Hot Water Bath Canning
Location: Adult Learning Center, 129 Seamon Rd, Suite A, Farmington
Time: 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Price: $20
To register: register online or call Mt. Blue RSD Franklin County Adult Ed. 207.778.3460

Date: May 25, 2017
Topic: Hot Water Bath Canning: Savory Jellies
Location: Freeport Middle School, 19 Kendall Ln, Freeport
Time: 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Price: $25
To register: register online or call RSU5 Adult Ed. 207.865.6171

Date: June 8, 2017
Topic: Intro to Jam Making
Location: Law Mountain Wreaths N Bakery, 218 Pond Road, Wilton
Time: 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Price: $20
To register: register online