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Food Preservation - Hands-On Workshops

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: April 28, 2014
Topic: Hot Water Bath Canning: Pickling Vegetables – DEMO
Location: Whole Foods Market, 2 Somerset St. Portland
Time: 6:00-8:00pm
Cost: $10 materials fee per person
To register: Contact Whole Foods Market at (207) 774-7711 or register online
Taught by: Kate McCarty, UMaine Extension staff 

Date: April 29, 2014
Topic: Hot Water Bath Canning: Pickling Vegetables 
Location: Biddeford Adult Ed. Learning Center, 189 Alfred Rd. Biddeford
Time: 5:30-8:30pm
Cost: $12 + $15 materials fee per person
To register: Contact Biddeford Adult Ed at (207) 282-3883 or register online
Taught by: Kate McCarty, UMaine Extension staff 

Date: May 6, 2014
Topic: Hot Water Bath Canning: Making Jam from Frozen Fruit 
Location: Scarborough High School, 11 Municipal Dr. Scarborough
Time: 5:30-8:30pm
Cost: $15 materials fee per person
To register: Contact Scarborough Adult Ed at (207) 730-5040 or register online
Taught by: Kate McCarty, UMaine Extension staff

Date: May 8, 2014
Topic: Hot Water Bath Canning: Making Low-sugar Jam with Frozen Maine Fruit
Location: Traip Academy, 12 Williams Ave, Kittery
Time: 5:30-8:30pm
Cost: $5 + $15 materials fee per person
To register: Contact Kittery Adult Ed at (207) 439-5896 or register online
Taught by: Kate McCarty, UMaine Extension staff 

Date: May 15, 2014
Topic: Hot Water Bath Canning: Pickling Spring Vegetables
Location: Kennebunk Middle School, 60 Thompson Rd.
Time: 5:30-8:30pm
Cost: $9 + $15 materials fee per person
To register: Contact Adult Ed at (207) 985-1116 or register online
Taught by: Kate McCarty, UMaine Extension staff 

Date: May 20, 2014
Topic: Hot Water Bath Canning: Low-Sugar Rhubarb Jam 
Location: Biddeford Adult Ed. Learning Center, 189 Alfred Rd. Biddeford
Time: 5:30-8:30pm
Cost: $12 + $15 materials fee per person
To register: Contact Biddeford Adult Ed at (207) 282-3883 or register online
Taught by: Kate McCarty, UMaine Extension staff 

Date: May 28, 2014
Topic: Hot Water Bath Canning: Low-Sugar Rhubarb Jam 
Location: Freeport Middle School, 19 Kendall Ln. Freeport
Time: 5:30-8:30pm
Cost: $15 materials fee per person
To register: Contact Freeport Adult Ed at (207) 865-6171 or register online
Taught by: Kate McCarty, UMaine Extension staff 

Date: June 26, 2014
Topic: Hot Water Bath Canning and Freezing: Low-Sugar Strawberry Jam 
Location: 75 Clearwater Dr., Suite 104. Falmouth
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 

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Cooperative Extension: Food & Health
5741 Libby Hall
Orono, Maine 04469-5741
Phone: 207.581.3188, 800.287.0274 (in Maine) or 800.287.8957 (TDD)E-mail: extension@maine.edu
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Orono, Maine 04469
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