FARMINGTON — The Franklin County Office of the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, 138 Pleasant St. will offer a three-hour food preservation workshop from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 9. Felicia Dumont, Cooperative Extension Food Preservation Program Aide, will teach the class. Cost is $12.

Participants can learn the basics of canning and freezing, including how to use pressure canners and water bath canners, to preserve pickles, jam, and vegetables. Bring a potholder to the workshop. Fresh produce and canning jars will be provided.

Pre-registration and pre-payment is required. The maximum number of workshop participants is 10. The minimum number is 8. Deadline to register is Aug. 3.

For more information, call 778-4650, 800-287-1478 or email [email protected]

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