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Do You Have Leftover Fruits and Vegetables?


By Brianna Bowlan, Seacoast Eat Local intern Do you have an abundance of fruits and vegetables left from the Farmer’s Markets, or your own garden and don’t know how to keep them for the fall? Have you ever considered freezing them? Freezing fruits and vegetables is a great way to retain their freshness, nutrient content […]

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Savor the Season: A Food Preservation Weekend, October 2 – 4


Mountains of produce at the end of the gardening season? Learn to preserve it at Savor the Season – A Food Preservation Weekend at Blueberry Cove Camp, a fun-filled fall weekend learning traditional home food preservation methods hosted by the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, October 2 – 4, 2015: Savor the Season: A Food Preservation Weekend UMaine Cooperative […]

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Preserving Your Produce

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By Caitlin Porter, Seacoast Eat Local Intern With summer upon us, and temperatures rising, local produce is as abundant as ever. Tomatoes, cucumbers, strawberries, greens, beets, radishes, and many more fruits and vegetables are available at the markets and farm stands. However, it is easy to get carried away when shopping (or berry picking!) and […]

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MOFGA’s Farm & Homestead Day, June 13


MOFGA’s Farm & Homestead Day: A Hands-on Skill Sharing Event Location: Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association, Unity, ME Date: Saturday, June 13, 2015 Time: 9am – 3pm, rain or shine Fee: Free and open to the public Farm & Homestead Day at MOFGA is a free, volunteer-driven event offering hands-on workshops based on re-skilling […]

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Planting a Preserving Garden, April 28


Planting a Preserving Garden UMaine Cooperative Extension Location: Kittery Adult Education, Traip Academy, 12 Williams Ave., Kittery, ME Date: Tuesday, April 28, 2015 Time: 6–8pm Fee: $15, pre-registration Early spring is the perfect time to plan your garden with growing food for preserving in mind. Come learn from University of Maine Cooperative Extension Master Food […]

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From Scratch: Herbal Seasonings, April 18

From Scratch: Herbal Seasonings Betz Golon, Herbalist and UMaine Master Food Preserver Location: University of Maine Cooperative Extension Cumberland County 75 Clearwater Dr, Suite 104, Falmouth, ME Date: Saturday, April 18, 2015 Time: 10am – 1pm Fee: $40 Betz Golon is the herbalist at Common Folk Farm, where she creates herbal blends and seasonings. Betz […]

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Master Food Preserver Program — Now Accepting Applications

Do 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 […]

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Growing & Preserving, February 26


Growing & Preserving with Michelle McCarthy, Sanford Community Adult Education Venue: 21 Bradeen Street, Suite 201, Springvale, ME Date: Thursdays, February 26, March 5 & 12, 2015 Time: 6:30-8pm Fee: $39, pre-register It’s not rocket science! So you’ve been thinking of growing some of your own vegetables… or you have signed up for a CSA […]

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Seacoast Food Swap at Joinery, February 16


The next Seacoast Food Swap takes place at Joinery Restaurant on Monday, February 16th (President’s day) at 7pm — come swap, talk, and drink some fine drinks: Seacoast Food Swap Venue: Joinery Restaurant, Newmarket, NH Date: Monday, February 16, 2015 Time: 7–8pm Fee: Free A food swap is part silent auction/part village marketplace/part fun-loving open house where […]

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From Scratch: From the Maine Wild

University of Maine Cooperative Extension in Cumberland County announces a new series called “From Scratch: Your Maine Kitchen” offered on Saturdays, 10 am to 1 pm monthly between November 2014 to October 2015. A unique taste of Maine from a variety of local food sources to excite your appetite, the series will kick off with “From the Maine Wild” on […]

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