Media cite UMaine Extension food preservation tips, resources

Morning Ag Clips and Sun Journal published recommendations and resources provided by the University of Maine Cooperative Extension to preserve fruits and vegetables that are ripe in August. UMaine Extension publishes information to help people find, grow, use, preserve and store in-season fruits and vegetables. One tip is to add one tablespoon of bottled lemon juice per pint of tomatoes when preserving whole, crushed or juiced tomatoes. More recommendations are available from county UMaine Extension offices and online. Topical bulletins for August include, “Let’s Preserve: Sweet Corn,” “Let’s Preserve: Tomatoes,” “Let’s Preserve: Berries” and “Vegetables and Fruits for Health: Wild Blueberries, Tomatoes and Sweet Corn.”