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: May 22, 2019
Topic: Preserving Pesto
Location: Gardiner High School, 40 West Hill Rd, Gardiner, ME
Time: 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Price: $27
To register: register online or call 207.582.3774

Date: May 22, 2019
Topic: Preserving Rhubarb
Location: Orono Middle School, 14 Goodridge Dr, Orono, ME
Time: 5:30-7:00 p.m.
Price: $26
To register: register online or call 207.866.4119

Date: June 20-August 1, 2019
Topic: Food Preservation Basics Series**
Location: Wishcamper Center, 34 Bedford St, Portland, ME
Time: Thursdays, 12:45-2:45 p.m.
Price: $100 (includes OLLI membership and materials fee for 6 week course)
To register: register online or call 207.780.4406
**for OLLI (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute) members ages 50+

Date: June 25, 2019
Topic: Preserving Strawberry Jam
Location: Freeport Community Center, 53 Depot Rd, Freeport, ME
Time: 5:30-8:00 p.m.
Price: $30
To register: register online or call 207.865.6171

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