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 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: October 15, 2019
Topic: Preserving Apple Chutney
Location: Bonny Eagle Middle School, 92 Sokokis Tr, Buxton, ME
Time: 5:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Price: $20
To register: register online or call 207.929.9189

Date: October 22, 2019
Topic: Preserving Apples
Location: Fork Food Lab, 72 Parris St, Portland, ME
Time: 5:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Price: $30 (discount available for MOFGA and Fork Food Lab members)
To register: register online

Date: November 12, 2019
Topic: Cranberry Sauce
Location: Winthrop Middle School, 400 Rambler Rd, Winthrop, ME
Time: 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Price: $20
To Register: register online