Seasonal Publications for the Holidays

With several snowfalls ushering in the new season, its time to get ready for winter and the holidays.  The Cooperative Extension offers food safety fact sheets, recipes, and a variety of other publications relevant to the season. Here are just a few publications that may interest you: #4213  Helpful Hints for Handling Turkeys for Thanksgiving […]

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Master Food Preserver class participants making dilly beans

2018 Master Food Preserver Volunteer Annual Report

From November 2017 to October 2018, 50 Master Food Preserver volunteers completed over 930 hours of food preservation education, community projects, and administrative tasks. values volunteer time in Maine at $24.69 per hour, which means that the Master Food Preservers donated the equivalent of $22,960. From Kittery to Bangor, volunteers taught 66 preserving workshops […]

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Pick-Your-Own Apples

Orchards in Cumberland County Apple picking is an excellent fall tradition to spend some quality time with your loved ones, and stock up on apples for all the autumnal apple treats and snacking you could want.  Follow this link to find several apple orchards in Cumberland County and follow the links to their sites to find […]

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Growing Fruit Trees: Guides and Publications

Whether starting for the first time or in the tree fruit business for many years, these resources are designed to guide growers in determining knowledge gaps and skills that may be gained to be more successful in tree fruit production. The purpose of these links is to provide the home orchardist with the knowledge to […]

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It’s Berry Season and We’ve Got the Publications!

Berry season is upon us and we have several publications from growing the berries, to preserving and cooking them. #2514 Growing Rhubarb in Maine #4268 Strawberries #4263 Vegetables and Fruits for Health: Wild Blueberries #4267 Vegetables and Fruits for Health: Raspberries and Blackberries #2067 Growing Strawberries #4260 Lets Preserve Series #4380 Canning & Freezing Quick-Guides & Entire Series #4275 Let’s Preserve: Dried […]

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Maine Food for June: Strawberries, Berry Jams, and Spring Peas

UMaine Extension offers tips for using Maine fruits and vegetables available in June We all look forward to the signs of spring after a long cold Maine winter. Strawberries are definitely one of those spring harbingers we crave. Freezing berries in season and making your own low-sugar jams and jellies are simple, easy ways to […]

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Publications for Spring

Spring is here and that means the planting and growing season is getting under way in some parts of our state and people are pursuing outdoor activities. We have resources to educate you about pruning trees and shrubs, starting seeds at home, insect repellents, ticks, mosquitoes and Lyme disease. Fiddlehead season is almost here, and […]

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Two New Publications: Storey’s Guides

#1113 Storey’s Guide to Raising Pigs, Third Edition Learn how to successfully raise your own pigs with a focus on a sustainable and environmentally friendly farming practices. Expert tips on making your hog operation more efficient and profitable. Great resource for beginners. 374 pages. $19.95 #1114 Storey’s Guide to Raising Sheep Drawing from years of hands-on experience, […]

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New Publications!

Bulletin #1081, Potato Farmers in Aroostook County, Maine, Should Test for Soil Sulfur and Correct As Needed Developed by Lakesh Sharma, University of Maine Cooperative Extension Assistant Professor of Sustainable Agriculture, and  Sukhwinder Bali, Assistant Professor of Sustainable Agriculture, University of Maine Cooperative Extension Bulletin # 1086, Minimize Nitrogen Losses and Increase Nitrogen Use Efficiency […]

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Publications for December

#4274  Food for Holiday Giving: Safety Comes First! #7011  Balsam Fir Tip Gathering #7012  Making Balsam Fir Wreaths #7117  Birdhouse Basics #7124  Birdfeeding Basics #7210  Maine Home Energy Series #9022 Staying Warm in an Unheated House And don’t forget that books make great gifts! #2033  The Life in Your Garden: Gardening for Biodiversity #2234  Storeys Guide to Raising Chickens #4022  So Easy to Preserve

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