Posts Tagged ‘canning’

Fresh Strawberries become Low-sugar Strawberry Jam

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013
fresh strawberries

fresh strawberries

Date: June 18, 2013
Topic: Preserving Low-Sugar Strawberry Jam
Location: UMaine Regional Learning Center, 75 Clearwater Dr, Falmouth
Time: 5:30 – 8:30 PM
Cost: $15 (scholarships are available)
To register: Call Lois Elwell at 207-781-6099 or 1-800-287-1471 (in Maine) or register online

Come learn how to preserve those freshly picked strawberries! Kate McCarty, Community Educator and Master Food Preserver Volunteers are offering a hands-on low-sugar strawberry jam canning class. Bring a pot holder with you as the take home product will be warm to the touch.

Make this your year to learn how to preserve all of your garden produce! Check our website often for current  Preserving workshops

Fiddleheads Preserving Class May 29th

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

Date: May 29, 2013
Topic: Preserving Fiddleheads
Location: UMaine Regional Learning Center, 75 Clearwater Dr, Falmouth
Time: 5:30 – 8:30 PM
Cost: $15 (scholarships are available)
To register: Call Lois Elwell at 207-781-6099 or 1-800-287-1471 (in Maine) or register online
Taught by: Kate McCarty, Community Educator and Master Food Preserver Volunteers

Ever wonder how to preserve all those great garden vegetables? University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s hands-on food preservation workshops will teach you the basics of canning and freezing, including how to use pressure canners and water bath canners to preserve pickles, jam, and vegetables. Learn from the experts. We will provide fresh produce and canning jars. For a current listing of upcoming food preserving workshops go to: http://umaine.edu/food-health/food-preservation/hands-on-workshops/

May 2013 issue Maine Home Garden News available now!

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

Colorful vegetables from the gardenremsberg_11081030369Photos by Edwin Remsberg

 

 

 

 

 

Maine Home Garden News is published during the Maine gardening season. The May issue is now available at:

http://umaine.edu/gardening/maine-home-garden-news/

To receive this free online gardening newsletter:

  • Or like/follow up on Facebook and/ or Twitter to hear about updates.

For more information, contact us at 1-800-287-1471.  UMaine Extension no longer designs “for print” publications, except for as needed by clients who don’t have online access including e-mail.

UMaine Extension Backyard Locavore Event Tickets on Sale

Monday, April 29th, 2013

Our 5th Annual Backyard Locavore Day will be held on Aug. 10 in various communities within Cumberland County. Events in Brunswick, Falmouth, Freeport, North Yarmouth, Portland, Raymond, South Portland, Scarborough and Windham begin at 10 a.m. and end at 4 p.m. Registration is $15 in advance, $20 day of event and children under 12 are free. This is a rain or shine event.

Tickets can be ordered online:  http://umaine.edu/cumberland/programs/locavore/    More information is available by contacting 207-781-6099 or (800)-287-1471 in Maine, or email: Lois.Elwell@maine.edu.

Registrants will receive a booklet in July describing each site and a map showing specific locations. Locavore Day is designed to educate members of the public about learn do-it-yourself strategies for becoming a locavore, who is someone who eats food grown or produced locally. Every year more and more people grow, raise, harvest and preserve foods in a sustainable way to meet individual food needs.

Each backyard will have a Master Gardener volunteer to answer your questions on gardening methods, including vegetable and square-foot gardening, backyard composting, root cellars, greenhouses, beekeeping, backyard poultry.  Specific food-preservation methods such as drying, hot water bath canning, making herbal vinegars and jam making may be discussed with a Master Food Preserver volunteer.  There will be complementary food samples.

This event raises funds for the University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s Cumberland County Food Preservation Programming at the UMaine Regional Learning Center in Falmouth.