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: July 9 & 16, 2019
Topic:  Preserving Fruits and Vegetables
Location: Houlton Regional Hospital, 20 Hartford Street, Houlton, ME
Time: 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Price: $25 per person
To register: register online or call 207.834.3905

Date: July 10 & 17, 2019
Topic:  Preserving Fruits and Vegetables
Location: Madawaska Safety Complex, 428 Main Street, Madawaska, ME
Time: 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Price: $25 per person
To register: register online or call 207.834.3905

Date: July 11 & 18, 2019
Topic:  Preserving Fruits and Vegetables
Location: UMaine Cooperative Extension, 57 Houlton Road, Presque Isle, ME
Time: 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Price: $25 per person
To register: register online or call 207.834.3905

Date: July 16, 2019
Topic: Pickling Basics
Location: UMaine Regional Learning Center, 75 Clearwater Dr, Falmouth, ME
Time: 5:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Price: $20
To register: registration full

Date: July 17, 2019
Topic: Pressure Canning Green Beans
Location: Law Mountain Wreaths ‘N’ Bakery, 218 Pond Rd, Wilton, ME
Time: 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Price: $25
To register: call 207.751.7699

Date: July 25-August 7, 2019
Topic: 4-H Kids Preserving Series
Location: UMaine Regional Learning Center, 75 Clearwater Dr, Falmouth, ME
Time: 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Price: $5
To register: register online or call 207.781.6099

Date: July 26, 2019
Topic: Pressure Canning Green Beans
Location: Naples Public Library, 940 Roosevelt Trail, Naples, ME
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Price: $20
To register: email Dani director@naples.lib.me.us or call 207.693.6841

Date: July 27, 2019
Topic: Pickling Green Beans
Location: Wolfe’s Neck Center, Burnett Rd, Freeport, ME
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Price: TBD
To register: register online or call 207.865.4469

Date: August 9, 2019
Topic: Preserving Blueberry Jam
Location: Naples Public Library, 940 Roosevelt Trail, Naples, ME
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Price: $20
To register: email Dani director@naples.lib.me.us or call 207.693.6841

Date: August 13, 2019
Topic: Cheese Board Condiments
Location: UMaine Regional Learning Center, 75 Clearwater Dr, Falmouth, ME
Time: 5:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Price: $20
To register: register online or call 207.781.6099

Date: August 13, 2019
Topic: Preserving Tomato Salsa
Location: Brunswick High School, 116 Maquoit Rd, Brunswick, ME
Time: 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Price: $45
To register: register online or call 207.729.7323

Date: August 14, 2019
Topic: Pickling Basics and Making Dill Pickles
Location: Law Mountain Wreaths ‘N’ Bakery, 218 Pond Rd, Wilton, ME
Time: 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Price: $25
To register: call 207.751.7699

Date: August 15, 2019
Topic: Preserving Tomatoes
Location: Frinklepod Farm, 244 Log Cabin Rd, Arundel, ME
Time: 5:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Price: $30
To register: register online or call 207.289.5805

Date: August 23, 2019
Topic: Pressure Canning Meats and Bone Stock
Location: Naples Public Library, 940 Roosevelt Trail, Naples, ME
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Price: $20
To register: email Dani director@naples.lib.me.us or call 207.693.6841

Date: September 10, 2019
Topic: Preserving Fruit Using Natural Sweetener
Location: Frinklepod Farm, 244 Log Cabin Rd, Arundel, ME
Time: 5:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Price: $30
To register: register online or call 207.289.5805

Date: September 12, 2019
Topic: Preserving Tomato Salsa
Location: UMaine Regional Learning Center, 75 Clearwater Dr, Falmouth, ME
Time: 5:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Price: $20
To register: register online or call 207.781.6099

Date: September 18, 2019
Topic: Preserving Tomato Salsa
Location: Law Mountain Wreaths ‘N’ Bakery, 218 Pond Rd, Wilton, ME
Time: 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Price: $25
To register: call 207.751.7699