The Master Food Preserver Program, a 10-session course offered by the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, will meet from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, June 14 to Sept. 6, at the UMaine Extension office, 75 Clearwater Drive in Falmouth, and at Brunswick High School, 116 Maquoit Road. Courtesy of UMaine Cooperative Extension

Applications for the University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s Master Food Preserver Program are now available.

The 10-session course is scheduled to meet from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, June 14 to Sept. 6, at the UMaine Extension office, 75 Clearwater Drive in Falmouth, and at Brunswick High School, 116 Maquoit Road.

The 35-hour course combines lecture, discussion and hands-on kitchen lab practice. Topics include food preservation techniques such as canning, drying, freezing and fermenting; food storage and safety; and prevention of foodborne illness, according to a news release from the Orono extension office.

Upon graduation, Master Food Preservers volunteer in their communities using research-based information and hands-on educational activities from UMaine Extension and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The program is open to Maine residents 18 and older.

The course fee is $300; limited financial assistance is available.

To apply by 4:30 p.m. May 6, visit extension.umaine.edu.

For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation, contact Eavan Sibole at 207-781-6099, 800-287-1471 (toll-free in Maine), or  [email protected].edu.

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