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Food Safety Training for Volunteers offered

Cooking for Crowds: Food Safety Training for Volunteers

March 25, 2014

This workshop is  taught by Kathy Savoie, UMaine Extension Educator.  The workshop offers up-to-date information on how to handle, transport, store and prepare  foods safely for large group functions such as soup kitchens, church functions, food pantries and community fundraisers.  This class meets the Good Shepherd Food-Bank food safety training requirements.

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

Date:  Tuesday, March 25, 2014     Time:  1pm-5pm

Register online.

For more information call lois.elwell at 207-781-6099 or 1-800-287-1471 (in Maine)

Future Cooking for Crowds classes are being scheduled for:

Wednesday,  April  2, 1-5pm  or

Thursday, April  17, 1-5pm

Call  207-781-6099 or email to: Lois.Elwell@maine.edu  to be placed on an interest list.

 

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Interested in food preservation techniques? Volunteering?

Are you looking for a new learning experience and a volunteer activity in 2014?

Anyone with produce looks for the best way to store and preserve for the long winter months.

Learn how to preserve foods in a safe and cost effective way.

The University of Maine Cooperative Extension in Cumberland County offers

the “Master Food Preserver”  program from mid-June to mid- September

via an application process starting in April of 2014.

 

Learn more at:  Master Food Preserver Info

To be added to the interest listing, please  email to:  lois.elwell@maine.edu.

 

 

 

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Turkey Time! Food Safely Tips

Got a turkey question? Bulletin #4213 Helpful Hints for Handling Turkeys for Thanksgiving has your answers.  Turkey tips

From shopping for the turkey (fresh or frozen?), thawing the turkey, stuffing the bird (is it safe?), to roasting the turkey.

Visit the publications store here:  extension publications

Watch Beth Calder and Jason Bolton in our Experts on Demand Holiday Food Safety video: utube videos

What’s a food wand and why use it?

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.

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.

 

 

 

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A is for Apple Preserving

A is for Apple. Come learn to to preserve your apple harvest with Kate McCarty, Community Education Assistant from the University of Maine Cooperative Extension.

Date: October 23, 2013
Topic: Preserving Apples: Canning and Freezing
Location: UMaine Extension Office, 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   register online
Taught by: Kate McCarty, Community Education Assistant and Master Food Preserver Volunteers

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Fermentation – a technique to preserve food – Oct 6th

Fermentation is yet another way to preserve food.   Gather around and come learn how!

This workshop is offered by the University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s Master Food Preserver and Community Education Assistant, Kate McCarty.

Date: October 6, 2013
Topic: 
Introduction to Fermentation  
Location: 
Gather Restaurant, 189 Main St, Yarmouth
Time: 
3:00 – 5:00 PM
Cost: 
$15 (scholarships are available)
To register: Call Lois Elwell at 207-781-6099 or 1-800-287-1471 (in Maine) register online
Taught by: Kate McCarty, Community Education Assistant and Master Food Preserver Volunteers

Photo Credit to Kelly Ash

 

 

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University of Maine Cooperative Extension Announces Cooking for Crowds Workshops

Do you want to learn more about food safety as a volunteer quantity cook?

The University of Maine Cooperative Extension in Cumberland County announces three separate workshops on food safety training called  ”Cooking for Crowds” for volunteer quantity cooks to be held at 75 Clearwater Dr., Suite 104, Falmouth, Maine

This workshop meets Good Shepherd Food-Bank food safety training requirements.

Plan to attend one of our workshops listed below:

When:           Oct  21  (register by 10 /14/13)  OR

                        Nov 5   (register by 10/29/13)    OR

                        Nov 20  (register by 11/13/13)

Time:             1:00PM – 5:00PM

Cost:              $15  (Scholarships are available)

To register:

Online at: http://umaine.edu/food-health/food-safety/cooking-for-crowds/

FMI call 207-781-6099 or 1-800-287-1471 (in Maine only)

What you will learn:

Participants will receive Cooking for Crowds Resource Manual, thermometers and more!

Preserving Tomatoes Canning and Freezing

If you have tomatoes and need to find a way to store them, this is the class for you.  There is nothing like your own tomato sauce in the middle of a Maine winter simmering on the stove.

Tomatoes canning and freezing techniques will be taught by Kate McCarty of University of Maine. Cost $15 (scholarship available)

Location: UMaine Regional Learning Center, 75 Clearwater Dr., Suite 104, Falmouth, ME on August 27, 2013 at 5:30PM-8:30PM.

Sign up today at:  online registration   or for more information call 207.781.6099

Photo by Amy Witt        

  

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Cooking for Crowds Spring 2014 food safety training

University of Maine Cooperative Extension Educator, Kathy Savoie will provide food safety training to volunteer groups such as churches, PTA, fundraisers, food pantries, Granges and others interested in the latest food safety tips for volunteer quantity cooks.

This workshop meets the Good Shepherd Food-Bank Food Safety training requirements.

“Cooking for Crowds” is a food safety training for volunteer quantity cooks being offered at the University of Maine Cooperative Extension Cumberland County office located at 75 Clearwater Dr., Suite 104, Falmouth, ME on these dates:

March 25,  Tuesday      1PM-5PM

April 2, Wednesday      1PM-5PM

April 17, Thursday        1PM-5PM

Online registration at: http://umaine.edu/food-health/food-safety/cooking-for-crowds/

Cost: $15.00 (scholarships available)

For more information:  Call 207.781.6099

 

Preserving Dilly Beans – learn canning techniques

Come learn how to preserve those freshly picked beans and make dilly beans (pickled green beans!)

Kate McCarty, Community Education Assistant and Master Food Preserver Volunteers are offering a hands-on canning class. Bring a pot holder with you as the take home product will be warm to the touch.

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Make this your year to learn how to preserve all of your garden produce!

Follow Kate throughout the gardening season at: preserving workshops

 

Date: July 23, 2013

Topic: Preserving Dilly Beans (Pickled Green Beans)
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 Education Assistant and Master Food Preserver Volunteers

Date: July 30, 2013
Topic: 
Preserving Dilly Beans (Pickled Green Beans)
Location: 
UMaine Extension Androscoggin-Sagadahoc County Office, 24 Main Street, Lisbon Falls 
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 Education Assistant and Master Food Preserver Volunteers

 

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Cooperative Extension in Cumberland County
75 Clearwater Drive, Suite 104
Falmouth, Maine 04105
Phone: 207.781.6099 or 1.800.287.1471 (in Maine)E-mail: extension.cumberland@maine.edu
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