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 6, 2017
Topic: Preserving the Harvest: Strawberry Jam
Location: UMaine Regional Learning Center, 75 Clearwater Drive, Suite 104, Falmouth
Time: 5:30-8:00 p.m.
Price: $20
To register: register online or call UMaine Extension 207.781.6099

Date: Thursday, July 6
Topic: Pressure Canning Demonstration: Green Beans
Location: Naples Public Library, 940 Roosevelt Trail, Naples
Time: 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Price: $15
To register: call Naples Library 207.693.6841

Date: July 12, 2017
Topic: Intro to Water Bath Canning
Location: Law Mountain Wreaths N Bakery, 218 Pond Road, Wilton
Time: 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Price: $20
To register: register online or call UMaine Extension 207.781.6099

Date: July 15, 2017
Topic: Canning, Freezing, and Drying
Location: Fort Kent Community High School, Pleasant St, Rm 111, Fort Kent
Time: 1:00-5:00 p.m.
Price: $25
To register: register online or call UMaine Extension 207.834.3905

Date: Friday, July 21
Topic: Boiling Water Bath Canning: Strawberry Jam
Location: Naples Public Library, 940 Roosevelt Trail, Naples
Time: 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Price: $15
To register: call Naples Library 207.693.6841

Date: July 25, 2017
Topic: Preserving the Harvest: Pickling
Location: UMaine Regional Learning Center, 75 Clearwater Drive, Suite 104, Falmouth
Time: 5:30-8:00 p.m.
Price: $20
To register: register online or call UMaine Extension 207.781.6099

Date: July 26, 2017
Topic: Preserving the Harvest: Pickling
Location: UMaine Extension Oxford County, 9 Olson Rd., South Paris
Time: 5:30-8:00 p.m.
Price: $20
To register: register online or call UMaine Extension at 207.743.6329 or 1.800.287.1482 (in Maine)