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Workshops will cover food preservation basics

AROOSTOOK COUNTY, Maine — Ever wonder how to preserve all those great garden fruits and vegetables? The University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s hands-on food preservation workshops can help.

The workshops focus on canning, freezing and drying garden produce, including water bath and pressure canning. The Extension will provide fresh produce and canning jars.

Sessions are planned on Saturdays in July, from 1 to 5 p.m., as follows:

Fort Kent, July 7, at Fort Kent Community High School.

Houlton, July 14, at Houlton Regional Hospital.

Presque Isle, July 21, at the Cooperative Extension office at 57 Houlton Rd.

Preregistration is required and class size is limited. The cost is $25 per person, which includes materials. Register online at https://extension.umaine.edu/food-health/food-preservation/hands-on-workshops/.

For more information or to request a disability accommodation, contact Sharon Paradis, 207.834.3905, 1.800.287.1421 (in Maine) or sharon.paradis@maine.edu.

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