Posts Tagged ‘fiddleheads’

Bolton Talks to WVII about Fiddlehead Food Safety

Friday, May 2nd, 2014

Jason Bolton, assistant Extension professor and statewide food safety specialist with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, spoke with WVII (Channel 7) about guidelines to follow before eating fiddleheads. Bolton warned fiddleheads should never be consumed raw, and should be fully cleaned and cooked by steaming or boiling for about 12 to 15 minutes. “We do hear a lot about people just sauteing them, microwaving them at restaurants or even at home, and the food-borne illness resulting from that,” Bolton said, “adding that typical food-borne illness symptoms, such as vomiting, come on fast and last for about a day.”

Maine Fiddlehead Festival and Local Food Day

Friday, April 11th, 2014

The Maine Fiddlehead Festival and Local Food Day is scheduled for Saturday, May 3, 2014 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. to celebrate the abundance of locally grown and locally growing foods in the Franklin County area of Maine. This FREE festival includes a parade featuring antique tractors, local food vendors, supervised children’s activities, cooking demonstrations, live music, and “Tent Talks” – a number of hands-on demonstrations and presentations on various topics relating to farmed and wild-harvested foods. For more information, visit the event website at www.mainefiddleheadfestival.com.

Fuller Talks Fiddleheads in Video, Press Herald Article

Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

David Fuller, agriculture and nontimber forest products professional and fiddlehead expert with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, spoke with the Portland Press Herald about fiddlehead characteristics and this year’s harvest. A video of Fuller and the plants is also featured with the article.

Fuller Talks Fiddleheads with MPBN

Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

David Fuller, agriculture and nontimber forest products professional and fiddlehead expert with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, spoke with the Maine Public Broadcasting Network about fiddlehead characteristics and this year’s harvest.