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

Date: August 26, 2014
Topic: Preserving Your Fresh Maine Blueberries
Location: Now You’re Cooking, 49 Front St., Bath
Time: 5:30-8:30 pm
Cost: $50 materials fee per person
To register: Call (207) 443-1402 or visit www.acooksemporium.com
Taught by: Allison Carroll Duffy, UMaine Extension Master Food Preserver

Date: August 28, 2014
Topic: Hot Water Bath Canning and Freezing: Tomatoes
Location: Frinklepod Farm, 244 Log Cabin Rd., Arundel
Time: 6:00-8:00 pm
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: September 3, 2014
Topic: Preserving Salsa
Location: MaineGeneral Medical Center – Alfond Center for Health, 35 Medical Center Parkway, Augusta
Time: 5:00-8:00 pm
Cost: $15 per person
To register: Call (207) 861-5271 or register online
Taught by: Crystal Hamilton, UMaine Extension staff

Date: September 9, 2014
Topic: Hot Water Bath Canning and Freezing: Tomatoes
Location: UMaine Extension Cumberland County, 75 Clearwater Dr., Falmouth
Time: 5:30-8:30 pm
Cost: $15 materials fee per person
To register: Call (207) 781-6099 or 1-800-287-1471 (within Maine) register online
Taught by: Kate McCarty, UMaine Extension staff

Date: September 24, 2014
Topic: Preserving Green Beans
Location: MaineGeneral Medical Center – Alfond Center for Health, 35 Medical Center Parkway, Augusta
Time: 5:00-8:00 pm
Cost: $15 per person
To register: Call (207) 861-5271 or register online
Taught by: Crystal Hamilton, UMaine Extension staff

Date: September 30, 2014
Topic: Hot Water Bath Canning and Freezing: Tomatoes
Location: Old Orchard Beach/Saco Adult Ed., 40 East Emerson Cummings Blvd. Old Orchard Beach
Time: 5:30-8:30 pm
Cost: $15 per person
To register: Call (207) 934-7922 or register online
Taught by: Kate McCarty, UMaine Extension staff

Date: October 7, 2014
Topic: Preserving Apple Chutney
Location: Marshwood Adult Ed., Route 236, South Berwick
Time: 6:00-8:30 pm
Cost: $20 per person
To register: Call (207) 384-5703 or register online
Taught by: Kevin Dawson, UMaine Extension Master Food Preserver

Date: October 8, 2014
Topic: Preserving Cranberry Apple Jam
Location: Bonny Eagle Middle School, 92 Sokokis Trail Rd., Buxton
Time: 5:30-8:30 pm
Cost: $25 per person
To register: Call (207) 929-9185 or register online
Taught by: Kate McCarty, UMaine Extension staff

Date: October 28, 2014
Topic: Preserving Cranberry Apple Jam
Location: Traip Academy, 12 Williams Ave., Kittery
Time: 5:30-8:30 pm
Cost: $20 per person
To register: Call (207) 439-5896 or register online
Taught by: Kate McCarty, UMaine Extension staff


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