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!

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

Date: April 14, 2020
Topic: Preserving Rhubarb
Location: Nokomis Regional High School, 266 Williams Rd, Newport, ME
Time: 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Cost: $15
To register: sign up online or call 207.368.3290

Date: April 15, 2020
Topic: Make Your Own Kombucha/Kefir
Location: Wells High School, 200 Sanford Rd, Wells, ME
Time: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Cost: $35
To register: sign up online or call 207.646.4565

Date: April 28, 2020
Topic: Smoked Chicken Seminar
Location: UMaine Regional Learning Center, 75 Clearwater Dr, Falmouth, ME
Time: 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Cost: $10
To register: sign up online or call 207.781.6099

Date: April 30, 2020
Topic: Preserving Fruit Using Natural Sweeteners
Location: Traip Academy, 12 Williams Ave, Kittery, ME
Time: 5:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Cost: $32
To register: sign up online or call 207.439.5896

Date: May 12, 2020
Topic: Boiling Water Bath Canning and Freezing
Location: Nokomis Regional High School, 266 Williams Rd, Newport, ME
Time: 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Cost: $15
To register: sign up online or call 207.