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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 facility where we can host it? Request a workshop!

Date: Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Topic: Fermenting Sauerkraut
Time: 6:00-8:00 pm
Location: Wells High School, 200 Sanford Rd., Wells
Cost: $35
To register: Sign up online

Date: Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Topic: Canning and Freezing
Time: 6:30-8:30 pm
Location: Lewiston High School, 156 East Ave., Lewiston
Cost: $29
To register: Sign up online

Date: Thursday, September 29, 2016
Topic: Making Low-Sugar Jam from Frozen Maine Fruit
Time: 6:00-9:00 pm
Location: Bonny Eagle Middle School, 92 Sokokis Trail, Buxton
Cost: $30
To register: Sign up online

Date: Tuesday, October 4, 2016
Topic: Hot Water Bath Canning
Time: 6:00-9:00 pm
Location: OOB High School, 40 East Emerson Cummings Blvd., Old Orchard Beach
Cost: $29
To register: Sign up online

Date: Thursday, October 6, 2016
Topic: Drying Fruits, Vegetables, and Herbs
Time: 6:00-8:00 pm
Location: Gardiner High School, 40 West Hill Rd., Gardiner
Cost: $25
To register: Sign up online

Date: Thursday, October 13, 2016
Topic: Preserving Apples: Hot Water Bath Canning
Time: 5:30-8:30 pm
Location: Freeport Middle School, Kendall Ln., Freeport
Cost: $25
To register: Sign up online


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