Master Food Preserver Course Applications Available April 1

Applications will be available April 1 for a University of Maine Cooperative Extension Master Food Preserver course that starts June 18 at Gorham Middle School in Gorham, and at the UMaine Extension office in Falmouth.

The 10 three-hour, hands-on kitchen labs are slated to be held 5:30–8:30 p.m. Thursdays through Sept. 17; dates may change due to produce availability.

The course will cover food preservation techniques, including canning, drying, freezing, fermenting and winter storage. Upon successful completion, graduates will serve as volunteer community resources, providing the public with research-based information from UMaine Extension and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

The training fee is $220; partial scholarships are available. Application packets will be available online or will be mailed when requests are made at For more information, or to request a disability accommodation, call 207.781.6099.