UMaine Extension Offers Harvest Preservation Workshop

University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s Preserving the Harvest workshop will be held 4:30–7:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 17, at Little Ridge Farm, 101 Gould Road, Lisbon Falls.

UMaine Extension staff members will lead the workshop, which will include hands-on, USDA-recommended hot water bath canning and freezing food preservation methods. Participants will learn how to preserve pickles, jam, vegetables and fruits, as well as rhubarb-orange chutney. Home food preservation allows for year-round consumption of locally grown foods and enables preservers to control additives, including sugar and sodium.

Fresh produce, canning jars and other canning equipment will be provided. Participants should bring a potholder. Cost is $15 per person; partial scholarships are available. Register online by June 10. For more information, or to request a disability accommodation, call 207.781.6099 or 800.287.1471 (toll-free in Maine).