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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. Check our listings below for upcoming workshops or contact your local UMaine Extension county office.

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: June 23, 2015
Topic: Hot Water Bath Canning Low-Sugar Strawberry Jam
Location: UMaine Cooperative Extension, 75 Clearwater Dr., Falmouth
Time: 5:30-8:30 pm
Cost: $20 per person
To register: Call (207) 781-6099 or sign up online
Taught by: Kate McCarty, UMaine Extension food preservation staff

Date: July 8, 2015
Topic: Hot Water Bath Canning Beans
Location: UMaine Cooperative Extension, 138 Pleasant St., Farmington
Time: 1:00-4:00 pm
Cost: $20 per person
To register: Call (207) 781-6099 or Online
Taught by: Kate McCarty, UMaine Extension food preservation staff

Date: July 14, 2015
Topic: Hot Water Bath Canning Green Beans
Location: Saco Grange Hall, 168 North Street, Saco ME
Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Cost: $20 per person
To register: Call (207) 781-6099 or Online
Taught by: Kate McCarty, UMaine Extension food preservation staff

Date: October 2-4, 2015
Topic: Savor the Season: A Food Preservation Weekend
Location: 4-H Camp & Learning Center Blueberry Cove, 22 Blueberry Cove Road, Tenants Harbor
Time: 5:00 pm Friday October 2nd-12:00 pm Sunday, October 4th
Cost: $325 (includes lodging and meals)
To register: Visit program website for more information and sign up online
Taught by: UMaine Extension staff and Master Food Preserver volunteers


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