Posts Tagged ‘speciality foods’

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.

 

 

 

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/

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.

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

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/