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Ever 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: July 15, 2014
Topic: Hot Water Bath Canning and Freezing: Pickled Green Beans
Location: UMaine Extension, 9 Olson Rd., South Paris 
Time: 5:30-8:30pm
Cost: $15 materials fee per person
To register: Contact us at (207) 781-6099 or 1-800-287-1471 (within Maine)  or register online
Taught by: Kate McCarty, UMaine Extension staff

Date: July 18, 2014
Topic: Drying Fruits, Vegetables, and Herbs
Location: Little Ridge Farm, 101 Gould Rd., Lisbon Falls
Time: 2:00-4:00pm
Cost: $15 materials fee per person
To register: Call (207) 781-6099 or 1-800-287-1471 (within Maine) or register online
Taught by: Kate McCarty, UMaine Extension staff 

Date: July 23, 2014
Topic: Hot Water Bath Canning and Freezing: Pickled Green Beans
Location: Highland Lake Grange, 9 Hardy Rd., Westbrook
Time: 6:00-8:00pm
Cost: $15 materials fee per person
To register: Contact us at (207) 781-6099 or 1-800-287-1471 (within Maine) or register online
Taught by: Kate McCarty, UMaine Extension staff

Date: July 29, 2014
Topic: Hot Water Bath Canning and Freezing: Pickled Green Beans
Location: UMaine Extension Cumberland Office, 75 Clearwater Dr., Falmouth
Time: 5:30-8:30pm
Cost: $15 materials fee per person
To register: Call (207) 781-6099 or 1-800-287-1471 (within Maine) or register online
Taught by: Kate McCarty, UMaine Extension staff 

Date: July 31, 2014
Topic: Hot Water Bath Canning and Freezing: Pickled Green Beans
Location: UMaine Extension Androscoggin-Sagadahoc Office, 24 Maine St., Lisbon Falls
Time: 5:30-8:30pm
Cost: $15 materials fee per person
To register: Call (207) 781-6099 or 1-800-287-1471 (within Maine) or register online
Taught by: Kate McCarty, UMaine Extension staff 

Date: August 19, 2014
Topic: Hot Water Bath Canning and Freezing: Topic TBD 
Location: UMaine Extension Cumberland Office, 75 Clearwater Dr., Falmouth
Time: 5:30-8:30pm
Cost: $15 materials fee per person
To register: Call (207) 781-6099 or 1-800-287-1471 (within Maine) 
Taught by: Kate McCarty, UMaine Extension staff 

Date: August 21, 2014
Topic: Preserving by the Pint demonstration
Location: UMaine Extension Cumberland Office, 75 Clearwater Dr., Falmouth
Time: 7:00-9:00pm
Cost: $15 materials fee per person
To register: Call (207) 781-6099 or 1-800-287-1471 (within Maine) 
Taught by: Marisa McClellan, cookbook author and blogger

Date: August 28, 2014
Topic: Hot Water Bath Canning and Freezing: Tomatoes 
Location: Frinklepod Farm, 244 Log Cabin Rd, Arundel
Time: 6:00-8:00pm
Cost: $15 materials fee per person
To register: Call (207) 781-6099 or 1-800-287-1471 (within Maine) 
Taught by: Kate McCarty, UMaine Extension staff 


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