Posts Tagged ‘farm business’

Volunteer Activities with Extension Homemaker Groups

Monday, December 30th, 2013

The opportunity to be a life long learner awaits you.  Volunteer with other creative people doing community projects and service.

Why not signup today to join an existing daytime group near you or start a new evening group in your community?    The University of Maine Extension Homemakers’ (daytime) Groups for 2014 are:  Gray, West Baldwin, Windham/White Rock, and Tri-town.

By extending the University of Maine resources into community through educational  opportunities and service projects, the Extension Homemaker Groups bring  life-long learning home.

  • 2014 area of study is Italy, its food, culture and customs
  • Volunteer activities include creating shelter bag, valentines for veterans, knitting projects for homeless shelters and food pantries
  • Creative group displays at Cumberland Fair bring attention to University of Maine Cooperative Extension programs such as food preservation.

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Windham White Rock 2013 Amish quilts

For more information please contact:

Cumberland County Extension Homemakers [CCEH]
Phone: (207) 781-6099 or
800-287-1471 (in Maine)
FAX: 207-781-5983
E-mail: cumeh@umext.maine.edu

 

 

What’s a food wand and why use it?

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

Get into world of ice wands and more.

Come learn about their use at the next workshops taught by Kathy Savoie, UMaine Extension Educator. “Cooking for Crowds” – food safety trainings for occasional volunteer cooks.

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A wonderful way to cool soup quickly!  Here Samantha Buttarazzi, UMaine Intern gives a demonstration of safely cooling with a food ice wand.

Cooking for Crowds 2013 Workshop Schedule

Tuesday,       November 5th,     1-5pm
Wednesday, November 20th,  1-5pm

University of Maine Regional Learning Center
75 Clearwater Dr, Suite 104
Falmouth, ME 04105

Register online.

To register call Lois Elwell at 207-781-6099 or 1-800-287-1471 (in Maine)

Don’t see a workshop offered in your area? Please request a workshop.

 

 

 

From Recipe to Market – Fall 2013 series announced

Thursday, September 12th, 2013

From Recipe to Market – A 6-part workshop series for developing and taking your specialty food product to market. Cashing in on Value Added Opportunities.  Participants must have a specific product or recipe in mind and are expected to attend all sessions.   This program is for individuals currently operating a value-added business or those seriously considering one.

What:     Learn to take your specialty food to market.         remsberg_11081030628

When:    Thursday evenings   5:30pm-9pm   (See schedule below)

Oct 3       Are you an Entrepreneur?

Oct 10     Developing Your Product & Process, Food Regulations and Licensing

Oct 24     Business Reality

Nov 7      Panel discussion

Nov 14    Individual 1hour Business Consults   (by appointment between 9am-4:30pm)

Nov 21    Pilot Plant tour in Orono      8am-4:30pm

Where:    UMaine Regional Learning Center, 75 Clearwater Dr., Falmouth, ME 04105

Who:      Anybody interested marketing their own specialty food.

Fee:        $50 per person (Scholarship may be available)

For registration go to:   From Recipe to Market

For additional information or to request a disability accommodation please call 1-800-287-1471

Dr. Beth Calder, Extension Food Science specialist, Assistant Professor, Department of Food Sciences and Human Nutrition, University of Maine and Dr. James McConnon, Extension Business and Economics Specialist, Professor, University of Maine along with Kathy Savoie,MS, RD, Extension Professor, UMaine Extension, Cumberland County will guide you through this unique opportunity to learn about licensing, prepare and package product safely, to access potential profits, and discover some resources available to support them in business development.

University of Maine Cooperative Extension receives federal support through USDA,
state support through the University of Maine, and local support through Maine Cumberland county government.

 

 

 

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.

2013 Maine Vegetable and Fruit Schools

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

University of Maine Cooperative Extension Highmoor FarmThere are still a few openings left for the 2013 Maine Vegetable & Fruit Schools, to be held on Tuesday, March 12 at Seasons Conference Center in Portland and on Wednesday, March 13 at the Bangor Motor Inn.

More information is posted on the Highmoor Farm website. Please register as soon as possible. The cost is $35.00 and includes lunch.

Certified Vegetable Gardening Course

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

Man gardening

Please note:

Due to great interest, registration for the University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s spring 2013 Certified Vegetable Gardening Course is now closed.

 

Preserving the Harvest Summer 2012 schedule

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

Preserving the Harvest─A Hands On Food Preservation Workshop

Ever wonder how to preserve all those great garden vegetables? 

Kate McCarty, Program Aide, Food Preservation and other Master Food Preservers of the University of Maine   Cooperative Extension will teach you the basic steps for canning and freezing.

Summer 2012 Preserving Workshops – Hot Water Bath Method   

Pricing various with location.   ($10 scholarship available)  Contact number listed for registration information.

Preserving the Harvest         June/July 2012 Schedule: 

Date Location time Cost Register
June 2 Wells High School—Wells   9:00AM-12:00PM      $15  207-646-4565
June 26  UMaine Regional Learning Center—Falmouth     5:30-8:30PM     $10     207-781-6099
July 10     UMaine Regional Learning Center—Falmouth         5:30-8:30PM     $10   207-781-6099
July 24    UMaine Cooperative Extension—South Paris   5:30-8:30PM    $10   207-743-6329
July 31    UMaine Regional Learning Center—Falmouth     5:30-8:30PM    $10    207-781-6099
  More workshops are added during the growing season.       

Here is the  link:   http://umaine.edu/food-health/food-preservation/hands-on-workshops/