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Extension Offering Canning Jellies, Jams, Pickling Workshops

preserving strawberriesThe University of Maine Cooperative Extension Androscoggin and Sagadahoc county office at 24 Main St., Lisbon Falls, is offering three-hour “Preserving the Harvest” workshops on June 29 and July 13.

Participants will receive a “Preserving the Harvest” food preservation packet and will learn recommended methods for preserving foods, the latest and safest recipes, about equipment to insure safety, and how to check for properly sealed jars. The cost is $10 per person per workshop, and participants are asked to bring a potholder.

The June 29 workshop, from 1-4 p.m., is on low-sugar jellies and jams, while the July 13 workshop, from 1-4 p.m., focuses on pickling.

Contact Lois Elwell at 781-6099 or 1-800-287-1471 (in Maine), or e-mail lois.elwell@maine.edu to register for the workshop.

Other food preservation workshops are also available.

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