Posts Tagged ‘food safety’

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.

Cooking For Crowds, a Food Safety Training for Volunteer Quantity Cooks

Monday, March 25th, 2013

University of Maine Cooperative Extension Educator, Kathy Savoie, offers food safety training to occasional volunteer quantity cooks called “Cooking for Crowds”. These workshops meet the Good Shepherd Food-Bank safety training requirements. If you volunteer at local food fund-raising events, you may want to attend. The cost is $15.00 per person. Register online.

In April 2013 separate workshops are offered at UMaine Regional Learning Center, UMaine Extension, 75 Clearwater Dr., Suite 104, Falmouth, ME.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013
1:00 PM — 5:00 PM
Register by April 3

Thursday, April 25, 2013
1:00 PM — 5:00 PM
Register by April 18

For more information e-mail: lois.elwell@maine.edu or call 781.6099 or 1.800.287.1471 (toll free in Maine)

 

Spring 2013 Cooking for Crowds schedule announced

Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

University of Maine Cooperative Extension Announces March & April 2013 Cooking for Crowds workshops.

March 26 (register by March 19)

April 10 (register by April 3)

April 25 (register by April 18)

Volunteers learn up-to-date methods for safely preparing, handling and serving food for large groups such as churches, club affiliation fundraisers, PTA, food pantries, Granges, and others.  This workshop meets the Good Shepherd Food-Bank Food Safety training requirements. The cost is $15.00 (scholarship available).  All workshops offered at 1pm-5pm.

You may request a specific Cooking for Crowds workshop for your group.

Register online:  http://umaine.edu/food-health/food-safety/cooking-for-crowds/ or call 781-6099 for more information.

Maine strawberries are ready!

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012
fresh strawberries

fresh strawberries

In anticipation of strawberry season and preserving these tasty Maine treats, UMaine Cooperative Extension offers resources on using and preserving strawberries and other wonderful Maine grown produce.  Feel free to share these resources with your family and friends.

 

Food Preservation: “How To” videos

http://umaine.edu/food-health/food-preservation/how-to-videos/

Food Preservation Hands-on Workshops

http://umaine.edu/food-health/food-preservation/hands-on-workshops/

Pressure Gauge Testing Service

http://umaine.edu/food-health/food-preservation/pressure-gauge-testing-service/

Publications including USDA Complete Guide to Home Canning, Let’s Preserve fact sheet series and the Canning and Freezing Quick Guides:

http://extensionpubs.umext.maine.edu/ePOS?this_category=8&store=413&form=shared3%2fgm%2fmain.html&design=413

 

Low Sugar Strawberry Jam workshops offerred

Friday, June 15th, 2012

Strawberries are ready!  Come learn how to  preserve low sugar strawberry jam at the Preserving the Harvest─A Hands On Food Preservation Workshops being held in June and July.

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.

Low Sugar Strawberry Preserving Workshops using Hot Water Bath Method  of canning are being offered at the  University of Maine Cooperative Extension, 75 Clearwater Dr., Suite 104, Falmouth, ME 04105. 

Call 781-6099 to register for either workshop:

June 26   5:30PM-8:30PM    $10.00 materials fee  (scholarships available)

July 10     5:30PM-8:30PM     $10.00 materials fee  (scholarships available)

 

 

Summer Canning Workshops

Friday, May 4th, 2012

Canning workshops will be taught by University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s  Kate McCarty, Program Aide and Master Food Preservers Volunteers.

 

Location:  UMaine Regional Learning Center, 75 Clearwater  Dr.  Suite 104,  Falmouth, ME 04105

Time: 5:30 – 8:30 PM

Cost:  $10 (scholarships are available)

To register: call 207-781-6099  or  800-287-1471
June 26, 2012   -  Hot Water Bath Canning and Freezing: Strawberry Jam

July 10, 2012    -   Hot Water Bath Canning and Freezing: Strawberry Jam

July 31, 2012    -  Hot Water Bath Canning and Freezing: Dilly Beans

For more information email lois.elwell@maine.edu

Photo by Edwin Remsberg, USDA

Canning and food preservation class at Regional Learning Center