Educational Programs - Master Food Preserver Training Objectives and Schedule
Course Schedule 2014 (topics subject to change based on produce availability)
Time: 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Place: Family and Consumer Science Room, Gorham Middle School, 106 Weeks Road, Gorham, ME and UMaine Cooperative Extension Cumberland County, 75 Clearwater Drive, Falmouth, ME
|Session I||June||Orientation & Overview|
|Session II||June||Jams and Jellies|
|Session III||July||Drying & Herbs|
|Session IV||July||Low-Acid Vegetables: Canning & Freezing|
|Session V||August||Freezing Fruit|
|Session VI||August||Pickles & Relish|
|Session VII||August||Salsa & Tomato Sauce|
|Session VIII||September||Canning Acid Foods|
|Session IX||September||Winter Storage Techniques|
|Session X||September||Final Exam|
- Participants will become familiar with various reasons for preserving food and how various methods preserve foods at home.
- Participants will gain an understanding of the different steps needed for freezing, drying and canning acid and low acid foods at home to ensure the production of safe, high quality products.
- Participants will become familiar with the materials and equipment needed in home canning, freezing and drying.
- Participants will be able to identify and avoid problems with food preserved at home.
- Participants will be able to successfully preserve products by the methods presented.