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Preserving the Maine Harvest Webinar Series 2023


June 8, July 26, August 31, September 21, and October 19, 2023
1:00-1:45 p.m.

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 optional donation per class.

Registration is required – Participants will receive the Zoom information after registering for this event.

For IT Support during the webinar contact: Samuel Overlock at 207.338.8032 or

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Program Description

June 8 – Low-Sugar Jams and Jellies

  • Discuss using natural and alternative sweeteners in jam and jelly-making
  • Demonstrate making low-sugar jam
  • Answer your questions

July 27 – Fermenting Pickles

  • Discuss pickling ingredient “dos and don’ts”
  • Demonstrate fermenting pickles
  • Answer your questions

August 31 – Canning Salsa Safely

  • Demonstrate how to can salsa
  • Explain the importance of following a tested recipe  
  • Answer your questions

September 21 – Preserving Meat

  • Discuss food safety considerations of preserving meat
    Demonstrate how to dehydrate beef jerky
  • Answer your questions

October 19 – Preserving Winter Squash & Pumpkins

  • Discuss methods for preserving squash
  • Demonstrate how to can squash
  • Explain storage techniques
  • 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


Thursday, June 8, 2023; Wednesday, July 26, 2023; Thursday, August 31, 2023; Thursday, September 21, 2023; Thursday, October 19, 2023


1:00 -1:45 PM


Online Webinar

Contact Name

Kate McCarty, UMaine Extension staff

Contact Email

Contact Phone

207.781.6099, 1.800.287.1471 (in Maine)

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