The Auburn Library will offer a food preservation demonstration on August 30

The Auburn Public Library plans to offer a cooking demonstration, Preserving the Harvest: Canning and Freezing Basics, at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, August 30, in the library’s Androscoggin Community Room at 49 Spring St..

This home food preservation demonstration will teach you the basic steps of canning and freezing. Attendees will receive fact sheets on home food storage and can learn recommended methods for storing food, the latest and safest recipes, equipment to ensure safety and how to check jars properly sealed.

Participants can bring their own dial pressure gauge to class for a free accuracy test, according to a press release from the library.

Kate McCarty has been a food systems professional at UMaine Extension since 2009, after participating in the AmeriCorps VISTA program. She has completed the Master Food Preserver program, intensive hands-on training in all aspects of home food preservation. She manages the volunteer efforts of more than 60 Master Food Preserver volunteers statewide and teaches food preservation programs in York, Cumberland, Oxford, Androscoggin, Sagadahoc and Franklin counties.

For planning reasons, registration is mandatory. To register, visit the Events page of or call the Reference Desk at 207-333-6640, ext. 4.

For more information about this program or other upcoming programs offered by the library, visit their website or contact the reference desk, or go to the library’s Facebook page.

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