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.
For more information please contact:
Cumberland County Extension Homemakers [CCEH]
Phone: (207) 781-6099 or
800-287-1471 (in Maine)
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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.
Tuesday, November 5th, 1-5pm
Wednesday, November 20th, 1-5pm
University of Maine Regional Learning Center
75 Clearwater Dr, Suite 104
Falmouth, ME 04105
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.
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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.
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.
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Maine Home Garden News is published during the Maine gardening season. The May issue is now available at:
To receive this free online gardening newsletter:
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.
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There 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.
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Due to great interest, registration for the University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s spring 2013 Certified Vegetable Gardening Course is now closed.
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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:
|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/