Morning Ag Clips previews Great Maine Apple Day, preservation workshop

Morning Ag Clips previewed the annual Great Maine Apple Day, which will be held noon to 4 p.m. Oct. 13 at the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA) Common Ground Education Center in Unity. The event is sponsored by MOFGA, FEDCO and University of Maine Cooperative Extension. Featured presentations will include “Growing Healthy Apple Trees” with Glen Koehler, UMaine Extension associate scientist IPM, according to Morning Ag Clips. Admission is $2 for MOFGA members and $4 for nonmembers; children under 12 can attend for free. The article also previewed an “Apple Preservation Workshop” to be hosted by MOFGA at the FORK Food Lab in Portland from 5:30–8 p.m. Oct. 27. This workshop will be led by Kate McCarty, UMaine Extension food systems professional. Participants will learn how to preserve apples by canning, freezing and drying. The workshop cost is $30, or $20 for members of MOFGA or FORK Food Lab; registration is required.