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Food Preservation

canned fruit photoLearn how to make your summer harvests last all year long! Our workshops offer hands-on instruction in the joys & safe practices of food preservation. Our Food Preservation workshop series runs from September through November.

Workshops are open to anyone, though pre-registration is required.

Upcoming Workshops:


Cold Storage & Cellaring
Saturday, October 18th, 1:00-4:00pm
NE Portland, Vernon neighborhood

By learning the basics of cold storage, variety selection, and proper fruit packing, you will be able to keep certain types of fruit fresh for months after harvesting - with no processing required!

Class fee: $25 (Full & Partial Scholarships available!)

Click here to register now!


Plentiful Persimmons
November, exact date TBA
NE Portland, Vernon neighborhood 

A delightfully unique workshop focused on the local and bountiful persimmon. This workshop will teach you how to preserve this fall fruit and make it's rich taste last year round. This is a great class for beginningers since it will review a variety of preservation techniques including canning, jamming, and drying. However, it is also a great class for experienced preservers because it will refresh your memory on various preservation techniques and teach you the specifities of persimmons. Join us in the special topics class and preserve the taste!

Class fee: $25 (Full & Partial Scholarships available!)

Click here to register now!


 If you have questions about our Food Preservation Workshop series, please contact Elizabeth:  preserve@portlandfruit.org , 503-284-6106.