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.

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: 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 19, 2019
Topic: Preserving Demo
Location: Old Town Public Library, 46 Middle St, Old Town, ME
Time: 7:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Price: free, no registration needed

Date: August 22, 2019
Topic: Canning Basics
Location: University of Maine Cooperative Extension, 307 Maine Ave, Bangor, ME
Time: 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Price: $20
To register: register online or call 207.942.7396

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 14, 2019
Topic: Canning Basics
Location: University of Maine Cooperative Extension, 307 Maine Ave, Bangor, ME
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Price: $20
To register: register online or call 207.942.7396

Date: September 15, 2019
Topic: Preserving Tomatoes
Location: Sheepscot General Store, 98 Townhouse Rd, Whitefield, ME
Time: 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Price: $10
To register: call 207.549.5185

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