August 21, 2019
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UMaine Cooperative Extension to offer summer workshops for ‘Preserving the Harvest’

Community Author: Marvin Tala
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Edwin Remsberg | UMaine Cooperative Extension
Edwin Remsberg | UMaine Cooperative Extension
Canning and food preservation class at Regional Learning Center n Falmouth ME

FALMOUTH —The University of Maine Cooperative Extension is offering Preserving the Harvest workshops throughout the summer in Cumberland County and nearby counties. Learn how to pickle your veggies, preserve strawberries, make your own cheese board condiments and make tomato salsa.

Workshops are led by trained UMaine Extension educators and volunteers using USDA-recommended food preservation methods. Registration costs vary depending on location and includes a sample to take home. Fresh produce, canning jars and other canning equipment will be provided. Register at extension.umaine.edu. Workshops are always being added and updated.

For more information, or to request a disability accommodation, contact Kate McCarty at kate.mccarty@maine.edu or call 207-781-6099 or 800-781-6099 (toll-free in Maine).

About University of Maine Cooperative Extension:

As a trusted resource for over 100 years, University of Maine Cooperative Extension has supported UMaine’s land and sea grant public education role by conducting community-driven, research-based programs in every Maine county. UMaine Extension helps support, sustain and grow the food-based economy. It is the only entity in our state that touches every aspect of the Maine Food System, where policy, research, production, processing, commerce, nutrition and food security and safety are integral and interrelated. UMaine Extension also conducts the most successful out-of-school youth educational program in Maine through 4-H.

About the University of Maine:

The University of Maine, founded in Orono in 1865, is the state’s land grant and sea grant university. As Maine’s flagship public university, UMaine has a statewide mission of teaching, research and economic development, and community service. UMaine is among the most comprehensive higher education institutions in the Northeast and attracts students from Maine and 49 other states, and 62 countries. It currently enrolls 11,404 total undergraduate and graduate students who can directly participate in groundbreaking research working with world-class scholars. UMaine offers more than 100 degree programs through which students can earn graduate certificates, master’s, doctoral or professional science master’s degrees. The university promotes environmental stewardship, with substantial efforts campus-wide aimed at conserving energy, recycling and adhering to green building standards in new construction. For more information about UMaine, visit umaine.edu.