Master Food Preserver Program — Now Accepting Applications

remsberg_11081030753-250x166Do you enjoy the art and science of food preservation? Would you like to develop expertise in food preservation? Consider becoming a Master Food Preserver! The University of Maine Cooperative Extension is now accepting 2015 Master Food Preserver Application. Any Maine resident 21 years or older is eligible to take the Master Food Preserver course. The application deadline is May 1, 2015. All applicants will be informed of selection status by May 22, 2015.

Master Food Preserver Volunteers serve to extend UMaine Extension’s education programs in food preservation to adults and youth. This program includes 10 three-hour kitchen lab sessions throughout the growing season from June – September held in Falmouth and Gorham focusing on food preservation techniques including canning, drying, freezing, fermenting and winter storage techniques. After successful completion of the program, graduates serve at least 20 hours as Master Food Preserver volunteer resources in the community to provide the public with research-based information from UMaine Extension and USDA.

For more information: http://umaine.edu/food-health/food-preservation/master-food-preservers/

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