Oh to be a Maine resident, The University of Maine Cooperative Extension is again offering a Master Food Preservers class. However, eligibility is somewhat strict, at least to those of us from away:
Who is eligible to apply?
Through an application process, any Maine resident 21 years or older is eligible to take the Master Food Preserver course. To become a Master Food Preserver, accepted applicants must meet the following qualifications:
Attend the 10-part, 35-hour Master Food Preserver course including hands-on kitchen lab sessions.
Complete lab quizzes and pass the final written exam.
Complete at least 20 hours of volunteer service as a Master Food Preserver.
Complete quarterly reports on the number of public contacts made.