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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: Tuesdays, August 23 & August 30, 2016
Topic: 2-Part Food Preservation Workshop will teach you the basics of canning, freezing, and drying garden produce, including water bath and pressure canning
Time: 1:00PM to 4:00PM  OR  6:00PM to 9:00PM
Location: UMaine Cooperative Extension, 57 Houlton Road, Presque Isle
Cost: $25
To register: Sign up online

Date: Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Topic: Preserving Pickles
Time: 4:00-6:00pm
Location: Villageside Farm, 122 Belfast Rd., Freedom
Cost: $20
To register: Sign up online

Date: Wednesday, August 31, 2016
Topic: Canning Tomatoes & Salsa
Time: 5:30-7:30pm
Location: Hatchet Cove Farm, 1133 Finntown Rd., Warren
Cost: $20
To register: Sign up online

Date: Thursdays, September 1 & September 8, 2016
Topic: 2-Part Food Preservation Workshop will teach you the basics of canning, freezing, and drying garden produce, including water bath and pressure canning
Time: 1:00PM to 4:00PM  OR  6:00PM to 9:00PM
Location: Forest Hill Rehabilitation Center, 25 Bolduc Avenue, Fort Kent
Cost: $25
To register: Sign up online

Date: Wednesdays, September 7 & September 21, 2016
Topic: 2-Part Food Preservation Workshop will teach you the basics of canning, freezing, and drying garden produce, including water bath and pressure canning
Time: 1:00PM to 4:00PM  OR  6:00PM to 9:00PM
Location: Madawaska Safety Complex, 428 Main Street, Madawaska
Cost: $25
To register: Sign up online

Date: Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Topic: Boiling Water Bath Canning and Freezing
Time: 6:00-9:00pm
Location: Messalonskee High School, 131 Messalonskee High Dr., Oakland
Cost: $26
To register: Sign up online

Date: Thursday, September 8, 2016
Topic: Canning Tomatoes & Salsa
Time: 5:30-8:30pm
Location: Cooperative Extension in Androscoggin & Sagadahoc County, 24 Main St., Lisbon Falls
Cost: $20
To register: Sign up online

Date: Monday, September 12, 2016
Topic: Canning Tomatoes & Salsa
Time: 5:30-8:30pm
Location: Cooperative Extension in Franklin County, 138 Pleasant St, Suite #1, Farmington
Cost: $20
To register: Sign up online

Date: Monday, September 19, 2016
Topic: Preserve the Harvest: Apples and More
Time: 6:00-9:00pm
Location: Scarborough High School, 11 Municipal Drive, Scarborough
Cost: $26
To register: Sign up online

Date: Thursday, September 22, 2016
Topic: Fermenting Sauerkraut
Time: 6:00-7:30pm
Location: Skowhegan Area High School, 61 Academy Circle, Skowhegan
Cost: $25
To register: Sign up online

Date: Thursday, September 22, 2016
Topic: Preserving the Harvest: A Hands-On Food Preservation Workshop
Time: 5:30-8:30pm
Location: Traip Academy, 12 Williams Ave. Kittery
Cost: $30
To register: Sign up online

Date: Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Topic: Canning and Preservation
Time: 6:30-8:30pm
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: 6:00-9:00pm
Location: Bonny Eagle Middle School, 92 Sokokis Trail, Buxton
Cost: $30
To register: Sign up online


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