UMaine Extension offers food preservation workshops in July

University of Maine Cooperative Extension will offer hands-on food preservation workshops on consecutive Saturdays in July in three Aroostook County communities.

Each workshop will run 1–5 p.m. and cover basics of canning, freezing and drying garden produce, including water bath and pressure canning. Fresh produce and canning jars will be provided.          

The workshop dates and locations are:

  • July 7, Fort Kent Community High School, 84 Pleasant St., Fort Kent  
  • July 14, Houlton Regional Hospital, 20 Hartford St., Houlton
  • July 21, UMaine Extension, 57 Houlton Road, Presque Isle

The $25 fee covers all materials, and each participant will get a sample jar to take home. Pre-registration is required online. A full refund will be given provided cancellation is done at least 24 hours in advance; a $10 fee will be retained in the event of a no-show.

For more information or to request reasonable accommodation, contact Sharon Paradis, 207.834.3905, 800.287.1421 (in Maine) or