Extension staff and class participants learn about hot water bath canning; photo by Edwin Remsberg

Preserving the Maine Harvest: August 2020 Series


Tuesdays, August 4, 11, 18 & 25, 2020
2:00 – 2:45 PM

Join the University of Maine Cooperative Extension food preservation staff for a lively discussion and demonstration on how to preserve Maine foods throughout our growing season.

$5 suggested donation per class.

Registration is required – Participants will receive the Zoom information after registering for this event.
If you need technical assistance, please contact Michele Lodgek at michele.lodgek@maine.edu or 207.949-4057.

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Program Description

August 4 – Freezing Fruit

  • Demonstrate how to freeze raspberries with no added sugar
  • Explain the simplicity of freezer jam
  • Discuss uses for frozen fruit
  • Answer your questions

August 11 – Atmospheric Steam Canning

  • Demonstrate how to use a steam canner
  • Explain the research supporting the use of steam canners
  • Discuss the advantages of using steam canner
  • Answer your questions

August 18 – Freezing Tomatoes and Freezing Corn

  • Demonstrate freezing tomatoes and corn
  • Discuss uses for frozen vegetables
  • Answer your questions

August 25 – Canning Salsa and Tomatoes

  • Demonstrate how to can salsa
  • Explain the importance of following a tested recipe
  • Compare different methods for canning tomatoes
  • Answer your questions

For more information about food preservation workshops, visit the UMaine Extension Food & Health website.

If you are a person with a disability and need an accommodation to participate in this program, please call Kate McCarty at 207.781.6099 or 800.287.147 (in Maine) to discuss your needs. Receiving requests for accommodations at least 7 days before the program provides a reasonable amount of time to meet the request, however, all requests will be considered.

Program Details


Tuesdays, August 4, 11, 18, 25, 2020


2:00PM – 2:45PM


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Kate McCarty, UMaine Extension staff

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Contact Phone

207.781.6099, 1.800.287.1471 (in Maine)

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